Tag: protagonist

  • Best 9 Tips on Plotting a Novel in Verse: Advice from Caroline Starr Rose

  • Caroline Starr Rose: 2K12

    Debut Novelist Prunes her Rosebush Introduced first in 2007, debut children’s authors have formed a cooperative effort to market their books. I featured Revision Stories from the Classes of 2k8, 2k9, 2k11 and this year, the feature returns for the Class of 2k12. Class of 2008 Class of 2009 MORE 2k11 Guest post by Caroline […]

  • Character prompts

    Random Prompts for Character Development Last year, I bought Natalie Goldberg’s book, Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir. A friend saw Goldberg present at a bookstore about this book and was impressed, so I bit. Now, I’m not much into writing a memoir. My life has been pretty average. But I’ve […]

  • boring characters in novels

    I’m worried. :-/ Are my characters boring? One-Note Characters One common difficulty is to create characters with a wide range of emotions. Yes, your character may be chronically sad or mad; but

  • motivation

    Answering the WHY? question It’s the WHY question that is plaguing me right now. Why does my character want to participate in this project? Why does she want this so much that she will

  • 5 Questions about Characters’ Desires

    What does your character want more than anything else? Sharpen and deepen the desires of your major characters, and your story will be richer.