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. 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
Hello SErs. Harmony here. Have any of you heard of a walled garden for fiction? I hadn't until last year. And once I saw it in one place, I came across it in a whole load of other places. Other names it goes by are Magic Garden and Secret Garden. With my current WIP, I … Continue reading Your Magic Garden
Hello SErs! Harmony here. I hope this finds you all well. This is the fourth and final week of our writing flash fiction series of posts. I hope you've enjoyed them so far. In case you've missed the first three posts, here they are: ONE ... Your Hook TWO ... Problem/Interruption THREE ... Escalation This … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Resolution