Writer’s Notebook: Who Runs The Show In Your Story’s World

The places we live have their own communities and each community has its own culture. Outliers do not fit in to this culture. Conformists do. Conservatives want to maintain the status qua, even if the regular way of doing things brings harm to many. You have the minority who break the rules. And you have … More Writer’s Notebook: Who Runs The Show In Your Story’s World

Writer’s Notebook : Using Physical Appearance and Environmental Changes To Show a Character’s Emotional State

Sometimes our physical appearance is based on our emotional state. In writing you often hear “show, don’t tell.” Using a character’s appearance is one way to show the inner thoughts of a character. For example, perhaps you have a character who is usually clean and pristine. Now he goes to work in wrinkled clothes. He … More Writer’s Notebook : Using Physical Appearance and Environmental Changes To Show a Character’s Emotional State

Stay Encouraged

Life can be thrilling. Then something can come along and knock us down. We need to make sure we stay encouraged. We want to reach our goals, maintain our joy, and uplift others. The best way to do that is to examine our perspective of obstacles. These days we hear a lot about having a … More Stay Encouraged