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 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
Hey, SE Readers. Joan here today talking (writing) about writing. Is there any other topic? Seriously, I live, breathe, and think writing. It’s in my blood. It’s something I must do. I was around ten years of age when I realized I wanted to be a writer. I began to scribble stories on notebook paper. … Continue reading On Becoming a Writer (Part One)