Characters often come and go as I get distracted by other things. How then do they maintain such consistency in their smallest quirks?
Half-awake is when I have my best ideas.
Blogging isn’t “cool” anymore, but it’s still worthwhile, at least for me.
Claire McMillan’s second novel delves into family secrets not talked about for so long, they’ve become unknown.
Finishing a book is terrifying, terribly exciting, and a little bittersweet.
Writing fiction from a different chracter’s perspective usually leads to insights about the story itself.
Even after a story seems locked in, I sometimes have to re-ignite my big picture imagination.
Discipline gives us the freedom to be creative.
Names matter, but they also have to be instantly recognizable on the page.
Chosen wisely, visual details can show readers our character’s personalities—and maybe even predict the role they’ll play in the story.