Faith Van Horne is a writer of speculative fiction living in the Midwest. Her novelette, All Hope Lost, will be available from Escape Collective Publishing on October 10th. You can see what she’s up to at her blog, faithvanhorne.blogspot.com. When I started writing stories, my main characters were usually raised as only children, or spoke…… Continue reading The Writer’s Craft #40: Oh Brother! (Or Sister)
Hello, friends of Clarion! Week Two of the Clarion Write-a-Thon has begun, and it’s time for some new challenges to keep you on your toes. But before we begin, it’s time to honor those who have gone above and beyond so far in our fundraising effort. Our total number of participants has exploded to 147,…… Continue reading 2011 Write-a-Thon, Week 2
This week’s guest author is Ann Gimpel, here to introduce her new blog on character psychology and invite your questions or comments concerning the psychology of your characters. (Lynda) When I was wracking my brain to come up with an interesting idea for a blog, I spent days considering and discarding topics. And then it…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #20 – Character Psychology
This week, your prompt includes two techniques for adding such a layer. Fortunately, they not only work to sweeten up a salty character, but also to add a little tartness to an already saccharine hero.