One way to make a story really come alive is by giving your reader or listener characters that really resonate. The plot is the character’s story. By telling us a story about someone we can like, be interested in, or identify with, the writing grabs our attention and often our emotions.
Not only will an interesting character get us into the story, it also helps us remember your theme or moral after we put the book back on the shelf. That’s one of the biggest awards for the author.
This month, over on The Write Conversation, I wrote about some tips to help make your characters more real and more acceptable. I hope you like it and you can leave any messages below.
Here is the link to Make the Characters You Create Come to Life.
Spring is arriving around my house. The days are getting longer. Blooms and leaves are popping out seemingly overnight.
And now is a great time to consider your life’s journey. What is the dream you carry and what do you have to do to achieve it?
We all have dreams. Some are bigger than others. Many of them we never strive for because of the real and imaginary obstacles we face.
But what if we knew we didn’t have to face them alone? What if we knew someone with power would be on our side?
Over at The Write Editing, I blogged about what a gift we have that God wants to join us on our life’s journey. You can find the post here.
Going on a journey
After living through a pandemic, a strident election, and a record number of natural disasters, 2020 is finally over. Now, we are looking forward to the new year of 2021. Even though we are carrying a lot of baggage left over from the old year, that doesn’t condemn the new year to be just like 2020. In fact, we have as much reason to believe it will be twice as good.
Many of us like to make plans and get an idea of what we want to achieve in the weeks and months ahead.
2020Night Sky by Pezibear
Over on The Write Conversation, I posted a blog about making plans that included God. You can get the link here.
Often, we think about what we can do. I know, when I do this, I get discouraged because there is so much out of my control and my abilities are so small.
But when I look at God, my Lord, at His creation and how He has worked in history, why shouldn’t I think He will do it in me? In you?
Wishing everyone a happy 2021 and hoping that you will achieve even more than you can dream.