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Writing Tip of the Day

Too into the character’s head? Sometimes you need to back out.

 

I delved into one of my old manuscripts because I’m rewriting the story into something different, using concepts, characters, etc though. But man, I didn’t realize how AT LENGTH I used to go on about what the character was thinking. She’d be giving her whole life story through her head, triggered by looking at a freakin’ shoe.

Not necessary.

Internal thought’s what brings a deeper emotional connection to the character–definitely important. But just as important are their actions, what they DO. So next time you’re ready to explain their entire life’s tale through the thoughts in their head, pull back and parse. Consider, are they really going to have the time to muse on this?

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I split my time writing and working my day job as a massage therapist. If it’s a creative pursuit though, chances are I’ve dabbled in it. Hell, I’ve played around with soapmaking, beer brewing, cupcake baking, tea blending and everything else under the midday sun. At the end of the day, my constant is always reading, writing and editing. I’m an Aries-Taurus cusp–which to any astrology buffs should tell you plenty. I hit the East Coast convention circuit pretty hard and chances are, you can find me vending for Solstice Brews while simultaneously promoting my books.

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