Hello SErs. Harmony here. Happy Friday 🙂 Before I get to today's question, I want to tell you a joke (yeah, sorry about this) ... A guy brings a squirrel into a bar and sets the cage down. The bartender says, 'What's that?' 'A mystery writer.' 'What? That looks like a squirrel.' 'Yeah,' the guys … Continue reading Friday Writing Question: Where do You Start?
Hello SErs! Harmony here. Back in December, Craig Boyack wrote an excellent post on writing medium, which you can find HERE. When I read the post, it reminded me of how I use Maslow's hierarchy of needs to help build in-depth characters. Here's what I wrote to Craig in the comments ... What you say … Continue reading How to Use Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for Characterisation
Hello SErs! Harmony here. With all the recent changes to Twitter's tweeting and auto-tweet rules, I thought it might be useful to talk about how we can use the IFTTT platform to help us out a little. I used to subscribe to Roundteam, which took care of a lot of my retweets for me, and … Continue reading How to use IFTTT (If This, Then That) with Twitter
Hello SErs! Harmony here. Today is the day for a book share, and I've chosen The Last Fifty Pages by James Scott Bell. Staci Troilo first put me on to this little gem of a book, and it's now on my writing shelf for easy reference. Thanks, Staci, for the heads-up on this great writing aid. The … Continue reading Friday Book Share: The Last Fifty Pages
Hello SErs. Harmony here. Today I wanted to look at characterisation. Making my characters look, sound, and feel different has always been a challenging part of writing for me, and I'm always on the lookout for new ways to show the many personality types that make up the human species. I don't read horoscopes (or … Continue reading Using Horoscopes for Characterisation