Saturday, February 27, 2021

Creating Heroes: Ten Ways to Reveal the Heroic Qualities of Your Character in Story

Edie here. I wish you could see me—I'm almost jumping up and down from excitement. I have managed to convince filmmaker and story teller extraordinaire, Zena Dell Lowe to join The Write Conversation as a regular contributor. Hopefully many of you are already familiar with her informative Podcast, The Storyteller's Mission. I met Zena years ago when we were both on staff at a writers conference and know first hand her talent for teaching. So please join me in a warm TWC welcome!

Creating Heroes: Ten Ways to Reveal the Heroic Qualities of Your Character in Story
by Zena Dell Lowe @ZenaDellLowe

One of the things that's really important for you to learn as a writer is how to create heroic characters. With only a few exceptions, your main character becomes the hero of your story. Therefore, it’s your job to show the audience that they are genuinely heroic. But that begs the question, how, exactly, can that be accomplished? How do you reveal to the audience the noble qualities of a hero that your main character ought to possess? 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Carpe Diem Writers

by Henry McLaughlin @RiverBendSagas

Are you like me? Does every day start with a list of things that have to must be done? Many people can get through their day with a mental list. I’m not one of them. I need my written list. After it’s written, I need to set the proper priorities.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Facebook Changes February 2021, What's A Writer to do with Facebook Now?

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

By now everyone has heard about the most recent changes in Facebook. A lot of you have reached out, asking for advice on how writers should move forward with social media. Here's the most important piece of advice I can give you...

Don't Panic!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Dipping The Quill Deeper - Spontaneous Creativity for Writers #2

by Eva Marie Everson

Last month I encouraged you to write spontaneously, using a painting for inspiration. This is an activity I enjoy quite often and use to break writers block

Monday, February 22, 2021

Four Ps on a Writer’s Journey

By Pat Nichols @PatNichols16

In 2015, after spending a year writing my first manuscript, I attended my first Christian writer’s conference. Talk about an eye-opener. While the workshops were informative and the networking delightful, the most valuable experience was Eva Marie Everson’s critique of my first three chapters. Her professional feedback made it clear my work wasn’t ready for primetime. At the same time her compliments and encouragement affirmed my decision to say goodbye to retirement and hello to career number two as an author.

My motto became, it’s never too late to follow your dreams. When dreams collide with God’s purpose something magical happens. 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Tally On, Dear Writer

by Tammy Karasek @TickledPinkTam

I admit I’m an overachieving planner and organizer. I’m a queen list maker—even making lists of my lists. It’s probably more accurate to say I’m a big-dreamer or I’m unaware my lists are longer than a 24/7 schedule would allow to be completed. It could be said I’m a great example of someone desperately needing a recovery program for it. At times it has consumed me.