30 Sep

TELLING YOUR STORY THROUGH DIALOGUE

Of all the tools and tricks a writer employs, I think dialogue may be the most important.  Not only does dialogue bring your characters to life, it can also reveal their personalities, it can advance the plot, and it can build tension.   It’s also really fun to read. For this week’s assignment, I want […]

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24 Sep

CHARACTER-BUILDING QUESTIONS

Answer the following questions in your notebook or on a separate sheet of paper.  You do not need to write in full sentences.  If you don’t know, skip it and come back, but don’t skip too many– just go with your instincts. What color is your hair? What color are your eyes? You have a […]

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20 Sep

ONE DAY

This week in writing workshop, you did a lot of thinking and dreaming about your story.  Hopefully, you now have a fledgling idea for character and a story, or maybe you feel sure of what you want to write about.  Whatever your state of mind, you still have the same problem.  How do you begin? […]

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