Some of that introspection is great, but after a while you will wear out your readers. Setting can help alleviate this problem and keep the momentum of your story moving forward.
Tag: Angela Ackerman
Jun 17 2016
Setting—Why a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Oct 08 2015
Making Story MAGIC—How To Bring the Elements All Together
I love to think of myself as having a special eye for talent, and when I find gems like Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, it just makes a gal go “SQUEEEE!” I’ve been following these ladies for a loooong time since they were relatively new in their careers. These days? Back up because they are a powerhouse …
Dec 09 2013
The Duality of Character Traits–Why We Need the Good, the Bad and Even the Ugly
I’ve read thousands of works, and one quick way to have a “paper doll” is for a character to be all good or all evil. When we begin writing, it’s easy to fall into this trap. Our heroes or heroines are versions of ourselves (minus any imperfections, of course). Our bad guys are every ex or person in high school who picked on us. They are evil personified. But then we soon realize? Our characters are deep as a puddle, making them dull as dirt.