Blog Archives

Writing Preparations

There are two aspects to the preparations for writing. One is physical. You can write if you are uncomfortable, but it is so much easier to write when you are comfortable. So you want your writing space to be comfortable,

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

Your Character’s Financial Health

In our discussion of character development, I talked about our characters’  fitness and health. you also have to consider that. Are your characters good with their money? Are they wealthy or do they live paycheck to paycheck? are they homeless,

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Writing Techniques

Your Character’s Health

Everyone has health, good or bad. Giving your character health concerns will make them more real to the reader. Unless your character is a whining hypochondriac, just mentioning their overall health now and then is sufficient. The trick is not

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Writing Fiction, Writing Techniques

Weather in Fiction

Weather happens. No place on earth where has no weather. The same should be true about your fiction. It doesn’t need to be intrusive. Just a touch once in a while will do. “The sunlight glinted on the water.” That

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

Preparing To Write

Preparing To Write Before you write a story, you need to do a few things. You need to have a clear idea of what your story is going to be about. You need an idea. You need to know who

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

What makes a good character?

That’s a very good question. The best characters are flawed. They are neither wholly good or wholly evil. They do their best with good or bad results. In short, they are like real people. They drink, swear, and lie. They

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Writing Fiction, Writing Techniques

Try Something New

A year ago last March, I moved house. After the dust settled from that move, I did something I had never done before. I took a yoga class. A month or so after that, I tried yoga in the park.

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Writing Techniques
Archives

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 173 other followers

© Lisa Hendrickson and Pebblepup's Writing Den, 2010-2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Lisa Hendrickson and Pebblepup's Writing Den with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.