Writing: Character—Which Comes First, The Arc or the Backstory?

In deciding to write a novel, I have taken on the monumental task of creating characters. Of course, when I first made this decision, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Whooo-Boy!  In previous posts I discussed creating personalities and senses of humor for characters, and that was hard enough, but itContinue reading “Writing: Character—Which Comes First, The Arc or the Backstory?”

Writing: A Character’s Sense of Humor Is No Laughing Matter!

I’ve been plotting a novel (my first) for the last few months. I finally got to the point where I felt I could start writing it, and then summer vacation happened. Six weeks later, I am getting back to my novel and finding it difficult to get my head back into the right space forContinue reading “Writing: A Character’s Sense of Humor Is No Laughing Matter!”

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