15 great NaNoWriMo prep sites

Every August students return to my community college world. Students make me think of English classes. English classes make me think of writing. Writing makes me think of 50,000 words in 30 days. Nanowrimo is the acronym for the yearly event known as National Novel Writing Month, a month where writers of all ages and abilities … Continue reading 15 great NaNoWriMo prep sites

Are you making compelling characters? 5 questions that will help you decide

1) Does she make a memorable first impression? Think about someone you recently met. You began creating an impression of that person before he or she even mutter a word. Before dialogue begins, we need to know where your character is in space and how she is absorbing it. Show us her body language. You … Continue reading Are you making compelling characters? 5 questions that will help you decide

Creating a vision board for your characters

Are you a visual person? Do you find yourself looking for pictures on Pintrest  of doppelgängers to the characters you are creating through words on the page? If so, creating a character vision board may be for you. Generic vision boards tend to focus on sending a message into the universe about your desires and dreams. … Continue reading Creating a vision board for your characters