I haven't talked much about the progress I've made on my writing during the past month because it's been a struggle. I love my current project's characters; I can hear their voices and I know their personalities. But what I can't seem to see is their actual story. Yes, I know the general plot points, the details of the setting, the characters' goals and motivations, and the solutions and final ending, but how all of these things interlace continues to escape me.
This week has had a vicious cycle of ups and downs so far. Over the course of my days, I have gone from sorrow to overwhelmed to empowered to frustrated and back to the beginning again. What makes it harder is that a person I know is being demonized. I admit that he's made mistakes, … Continue reading Attribute Nothing to Malice
To my regular watchers... I am postponing my normal blog post for this week due to events that are affecting my work life. I hope to have something written and posted on Wednesday at the earliest. Right now it is difficult to come up with anything positive or encouraging to say, so I feel it … Continue reading My Apologies
I believe most if not all storytellers will agree that characters are important to them. They also will probably agree that characters are important to their audience too. But when it comes to the interpretation of a character, who's input is more valuable?