Weekly Words - a quote, a tool, and a tip for writers
"Teaching is about taking things apart; writing is about putting things together.” Toni Morrison
A Writing Tool
If you are going to write a book with intriguing, interesting characters, it is likely that at least some of them will have different backgrounds than your own. Writing the Other is a website that offers classes, editors, sensitivity readers, and a book to help you "learn to write diverse characters very different from you sensitively and convincingly.
Novels don't have to be written chronologically. When you are stuck, move to a different scene. Sometimes concentrating on a completely different part of a novel gives your subconscious the chance to solve the problems that got you stuck.
There's a Story Here: Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii, 2017
What story would you write about this photo?
Next Step Book Coach - If you're ready to start your novel, are stuck in the middle, or have finished and need to know what to do next - we can help.