Character, a Writerly Discussion: Lots of books deal with how to create characters, enhance a story with great characterisation, and other techniques – but ask this first: Why will a reader connect to this person? What’s special about them? Is it clear something needs to change? What is the journey they need to undertake to … Continue reading Who Is This Person?
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Probably not what you expect. I'm sure most writers understand the fight or flight response. But guess what? There are three responses. Yep, three. What are they? Freeze, flight, fight. And they each lead into each other. The freeze response is usually the first. It's the immediate gut reaction, that hard knot that stops your … Continue reading F, F, ‘n F