NaNoWriMo Day 3

This morning I realised I don’t know who my character is. She’s just an ordinary girl–a paper cutout of a human.

When writing characters, it’s important that they feel real. What are their flaws? What’s special about them? What do they hate about themselves? What do they want more than anything else in their world?

Let’s do this.

NaNoWriMo Day 2

Something different today: a dialogue prompt.

“I never stood a chance did I?”

“That’s the sad part–you did once.”

Hope you’re having a good day 2. If you haven’t started yet, it’s not too late–you can do this! You can sign up for NaNoWriMo here.

Dialogue 101

IMG_20180812_172236_01_01Dialogue is a powerful writing tool. It can help your writing in endless ways–build your characters, further the plot, spice up boring descriptions, develop empathy, draw in your reader. Honestly, if you aren’t writing dialogue, you should be.

That said, several people have told me they feel dialogue is their weak point–they can’t make it interesting, it doesn’t work, their characters sound stiff, it’s too much effort, etc. This isn’t how it should be! Dialogue isn’t that hard once you figure it out, and written well, it brings so many bonuses, you owe it to your writing to figure it out.

Here are my tips. Continue reading