A Day in the Life of a Writer, Writing

Naming characters

I just discovered this on Facebook, and I think that may be the only place you can use this technique.  If you’re stumped about what to name your characters, try this meme-y thing: Did you know your CELL PHONE has a name? Try this: 1st step: From your mobile number, take the last 3 numbers.… Read More Naming characters

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Links for Writers

I’ve been poking around the web, looking to connect with other writers.  Here are some of the sites I’ve visited and liked: (the links will be organized; right now you don’t know what you’ll be taken to, but trust me (please)–this is like tiramisu.  Every bite is delicious.) HighSpot Inc.’s Directory of book trade people… Read More Links for Writers

A Day in the Life of a Writer, Writing

A day in the life of a writer: Charting GMC

I went to Debra Dixon‘s talk at the monthly meeting of San Diego’s chapter of RWA. My novel has been stuck in chapter one because I haven’t properly charted out the GMC of the characters. Today I’m charting three characters: hero: Mark heroine: Diana heroine’s mother: Betsy. GMC stands for Goal, Motivation, and Conflict. Dixon… Read More A day in the life of a writer: Charting GMC