NOVEL WRITING SCHOOL FOR ROMANTIC FANTASY NOVELS LIKE SILVER SKIES

Rereading posts about character development in writing novels. Won’t reveal how I’ll plot the main story though – no spoilers! I’ll just mull over all this stuff and let the outline I’ve created for the end jell in my mind. I’ll know when I ready to write the first draft cuz after reading all this, inspiration will hit me and it will come out like a flood. That’s how my writer’s mind works. https://gabriellechana.wordpress.com/silver-skies-1996-version/

These are my favorite posts from writing instructors, who seem to me to know what they’re talking about. Having written several books, I find these posts most helpful. If you are as busy as I am, a lot of these posts have an audio version that you can listen to while doing something else. Because a lot of writing skills are useful for ALL genres, those who write any type of novel may find these posts useful.

“Don’t doubt in the darkness what God told you in the light.”

http://smalltownmysteries.com/6/post/2018/01/the-charcter-arc-and-how-it-changed-an-ending.html

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/amplify-characters-subtext-2/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/brainstorming-wound/

http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.de/2017/10/engage-five-senses-toboost-your-writing.html

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/write-character-arcs/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/character-arcs-1/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/character-arcs-2/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/character-arcs-3/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/character-arcs-4/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/character-arcs-5/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/character-arcs-6/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/character-arcs-7/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/character-arcs-8/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/character-arcs-9/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/character-arcs-10/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/character-arcs-11/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/character-arcs-12/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/creating-stunning-character-arcs-pt-13-third-act/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/character-arcs-14/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/character-arcs-15/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/figure-characters-arc/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/can-a-characters-arc-be-a-subplot/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/impact-character-2/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/minor-characters-arcs/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/get-your-character-to-change/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/no-character-arc/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/character-arcs-in-a-series/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/category/characters/

https://t.co/G8iT1oLB6u

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/common-writing-mistakes-flat-plots/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/write-characters-actions-clarity/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.livewritethrive.com/2017/07/13/why-your-protagonist-should-have-a-past-wound/?platform=hootsuite

http://www.thewritersacademy.co.uk/blog/common-literary-themes/?utm_content=bufferaf33a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/5-steps-to-dazzling-minor-characters/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/avoid-lengthy-antagonist-narratives/

http://613.c5c.myftpupload.com/?p=20136

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/why-your-characters-motive-matters/

https://diymfa.com/podcast/episode-146-k-m-weiland

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/how-to-use-scene-breaks-to-cut-fat/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/common-writing-mistakes-much-description/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/easy-way-notch-scene-conflict/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/write-not-write-expository-dialogue/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/6-reasons-premise-sentence-strengthens/

http://victoriamixon.com/2017/04/17/13-things-you-should-have-known-about-your-characters-beforehand/?platform=hootsuite

https://blog.reedsy.com/dynamic-character/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/mean-move-plot/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/how-many-povs-are-too-many/?platform=hootsuite

http://613.c5c.myftpupload.com/?p=19306

http://www.septembercfawkes.com/2017/04/writing-whats-evil-d-without-promoting.html?platform=hootsuite

http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/03/are-you-creating-complexity-or-chaos-in.html?platform=hootsuite

http://positivewriter.com/deathbed-regrets-writing/?platform=hootsuite

https://thewritingkylie.com/blog/1367?utm_content=buffer705cb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

http://jodyhedlund.blogspot.com/2017/03/3-ways-to-add-depth-to-novel.html?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/find-good-idea-use-made-setting/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/should-stories-be-soapboxes/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/8-ways-master-storys-pacing/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/common-writing-mistakes-pt-57-dead-end-relationships/?platform=hootsuite

http://613.c5c.myftpupload.com/2010/06/how-to-strengthen-your-story-with.html


The best stories are those that feature protagonists and antagonists who share more in common than not. #writetip


https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/writing-an-original-book/?platform=hootsuite

http://www.writerology.net/blog/post/2017/01/6-ways-to-get-into-your-characters-head?utm_content=buffer5b54f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


The single most important element in convincing a reader to continue reading past your first page is an unanswered question.#writetip


https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/writing-an-original-book/

http://writerunboxed.com/2017/02/19/the-importance-of-the-adversarial-ally/?platform=hootsuite

http://613.c5c.myftpupload.com/?p=18907

http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/02/15/the-triangle-of-romantic-suspense-by-allison-brennan/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/manuscript-malfunctions/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/02/18/avoid-overwriting/?platform=hootsuite


When you let even an exciting scene drag on too long, tedium is the result. #writetip


https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/troubleshoot-a-scene/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/change-is-key-to-powerful-character/

http://613.c5c.myftpupload.com/?p=18843

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/are-you-over-thinking-your-first-draft/

http://theeditorsblog.net/2017/02/10/know-your-characters-language/

https://www.nownovel.com/blog/how-to-describe-a-person-examples/

http://theeditorsblog.net/2017/02/10/know-your-characters-language/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/who-said-what-identifying-dialogue/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/plot-reveals/?platform=hootsuite


Writing Question of the Day: Does your character’s job play a role in the story? #WQOTD

 #YouKnowYouAreAWriter When you ask yourself about every character, “What if they weren’t who everyone thought?”


https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/misused-writing-advice/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.livewritethrive.com/2016/12/19/3-essential-elements-to-crafting-believable-romance/?utm_content=buffer4f628&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Fiction revolves around relationships: a romantic couple, parents and children, friends, even a man and his volleyball. #writetip


https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/story-hook/?platform=hootsuite


The narrating characters will control the tone and flow of the story, and, in large part, decide whether or not the book works. #writetip


https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/use-foreshadowing-to-keep-readers/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/character-misdirection/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/intense-story-conflict/?platform=hootsuite


“The best stories are the ones with the unexpected plot twists that no one would have guessed, even the writer.”-Shannon L. Alder #amwriting


https://www.nownovel.com/blog/how-to-describe-a-person-examples/?utm_content=buffer42efc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/help-readers-keep-your-characters/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/scene-structure/?platform=hootsuite


Conflict is an important ingredient that can sometimes get lost amidst the clutter of too many characters. #writetip


https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/plot-reveals/


The best books use foreshadowing to ensure readers have all the pieces they need going into the climax. #writetip


http://613.c5c.myftpupload.com/?p=18134


Writing Question of the Day: Do any of your characters have distinctive dialogue tics that set them apart? #WQOTD


https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/write-unexpected-story-events/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.livewritethrive.com/2016/12/05/archetypes-for-the-supporting-cast-in-your-novel/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/raise-the-stakes-in-your-story/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/antagonist-is-taking-over/

https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/3-ways-writers-fail-to-get-maximum-impact-from-a-story-and-what-to-do-instead/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/nanowrimo-how-to-write-a-scene-outline/?platform=hootsuite

http://authorkristenlamb.com/2016/12/the-wound-because-damaged-people-make-the-best-stories/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.well-storied.com/blog/characters-or-caricatures?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_content=bufferb3d11&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/how-to-outline-for-nanowrimo-weaving-story-pieces/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/common-writing-mistakes-pt-54/

https://www.janefriedman.com/your-first-scene/?platform=hootsuite

http://www.writingeekery.com/dialogue/?platform=hootsuite


Subjecting characters to the worst thing that could happen to them is about finding specific weaknesses and twisting the knife. #writetip


http://613.c5c.myftpupload.com/?p=17860

http://writershelpingwriters.net/2016/11/character-motivation-entry-right-past-ongoing-wrong/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/nanowrimo-outlining-how-much-backstory/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/properly-motivate-your-bad-guy/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/nanowrimo-guide-outlining-find-heart-of-your-story/?platform=hootsuite

http://goteenwriters.blogspot.de/2016/10/7-questions-to-ask-when-creating.html?platform=hootsuite

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/nanowrimo-guide-outlining-plot-holes/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/nanowrimo-guide-outlining-find-heart-of-your-story/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/start-your-outline-with-these-4-questions-nanowrimo/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/5-questions-scenes-vs-chapters/?platform=hootsuite

http://oncewewerefiction.com/2016/09/25/what-i-learned-from-k-m-weilands-character-interview/


Sketch the setting briefly when the characters first enter it, then scatter important details throughout the scene. #writetip 

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.-William Wordsworth #amwriting


https://utmost.org/the-price-of-the-vision/

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1051487201555188&set=gm.370347716422401&type=3&theater

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/moment-of-truth/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/use-minor-characters-flesh-protagonist/

https://mythcreants.com/blog/seven-great-sources-of-conflict-for-romances/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/complex-supporting-characters/?platform=hootsuite

https://davidvillalva.com/create-a-villain-infographic/

http://blog.janicehardy.com/2016/05/is-your-story-stuck-5-questions-you.html?spref=fb


“Every sentence must do one of two things–reveal character or advance the action.”-Kurt Vonnegut #amwriting


https://www.facebook.com/your.GabrielleChana/posts/1173529246033206

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/create-complex-moral-argument-storys-theme/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/utilize-character-in-your-opening-scene/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/are-you-sabotaging-your-own-character/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/third-person-pov/?platform=hootsuite\

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/when-to-write-the-end/

http://blog.janicehardy.com/2016/03/writing-basics-how-to-punctuate-dialogue.html?

http://authorkristenlamb.com/2015/12/how-to-sneak-in-any-amount-of-information-maintain-the-fictive-dream/

https://writetodone.com/unforgettable-character/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Yr01-oWFIwM

 

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