Good news for a beautiful writer friend should be encouragement for us all. It certainly is for me. Congratulations!!
These past few weeks have been exciting for me to say the least. After placing 5th in a short story contest on Eat Sleep Write–the first story contest I’ve ever placed in–I found myself taking my writing much more seriously. Suddenly, I realize I’m not an absolute failure and I might actually be good at writing.
A few days ago Chuck Wendig (whose blog is my favorite blog to follow) posted a challenge in which we were to create a character in 250 words. It didn’t matter how we did it…what method we approached it with. We just needed to be capable of pulling it off. And so I did.
Now, I have my own way of going about creating characters and building worlds. I hate outlines like nobody’s business. Instead, I write passages that give enough detail to show who a character is and what the world I’ve…
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