Category: Writing

How to Write Grief, Stress, and Overwhelm

How to Write Grief, Stress, and Overwhelm

We’ve all experienced something like it. The loss of a friend or family member, a tough day at work, too much to do all in one day… There are many things in life that stress us out or make us feel overwhelmed. But how do you write characters feeling these things in your books?

Draw from your own experiences

Start with what you know. Think about how you react to Continue reading “How to Write Grief, Stress, and Overwhelm”

Guest Character Interview: Emmet Tuteur

Guest Character Interview: Emmet Tuteur

Emmet is a character from my friend Sal’s currently untitled fantasy novel. He’s sweet, a lover of food, and he managed to throw the interviewer off a little bit, which was fun. (The art above was drawn by Sal herself.) I hope you enjoy his interview. :) Continue reading “Guest Character Interview: Emmet Tuteur”

Character Development Resource Round-Up

Character Development Resource Round-Up

Hey writers. I come today bearing a gift: A collection of resources to help out with character development. I’ve sorted it into categories so that you can easily find what you’re looking for (or just easily sort out what’s what), and I’ve collected here many of the posts I’ve found over the years and saved to my Pinterest boards (you can find my account here if you’d like to see some of the other articles I’ve saved on other aspects of writing, or if you’d like to see my storyboards/character boards/etc., and here are my Writing Tips: Characters and Characters: Creation boards if you’d like even more tips on character development). Continue reading “Character Development Resource Round-Up”

Character Interview: Anaya Morwen

Character Interview: Anaya Morwen

Anaya Morwen is a character from The Shadow Raven, one who terrorizes Detren and rivals Nissa. She’s the daughter of Sedric Morwen, owner of the majority of the king’s fleet, and thus holds far too much influence and power. Continue reading “Character Interview: Anaya Morwen”