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Passionate writer and avid reader. I am writing my first Young Adult novel and working to get it published.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Who will your characters turn out to be?

When I begin writing, I have an idea of who my character is going to be. But you can't predict how a child is going to grow up and sometimes my characters surprise me who they become. I started writing one of my characters thinking she'd be nice and help my main character. It appears she's taken on a life of her own and has other plans. As I continue to write this character in the story, the more she hinders my main character.

So far it's not a bad change, just not what I was expecting. I could go back and try to make her be the person I want her to be, but I think it's better if I let my characters grow into their own. Have you ever had this happen to you?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

What's your writing environment?

I haven't posted anything in a while because I was in the process of moving across the country. I'm now back home with my family where I belong. Now that the move is over it's time to get back to working on my novel again...I hope I can find everything.

Moving is like Christmas morning. If you don't label your boxes, like me, then every box you open is a surprise. It's kind of the same if you are a "panster." Every sentence you write can be a surprise. But this post is more about the writing environment. At this moment I'm having problems writing this post due to a tv, screaming baby, and people talking around me. Not the best environment for concentrating on your writing.

How many of you have an ideal writing place? A lot of people I know go to coffee shops and write there, but I am one of those people who need a door to close to tune everything out. When that door closes, my mind automatically knows it's time to get down to business.

Well I have an almost-one-year-old fighting for my attention, so until next time I hope you find joy in your writing!