By Jennifer Vander Klipp Over at Pencildancer, we’ve been following the theme of Goals, Motivation, and Conflict. GMC is writing shorthand for the needed ingredients in a book. We spent January covering goals from different aspects, and now in February, we’re discussing motivation. While the other Pencildancers are talking about character motivation, I’m talking about your motivation. As a writer,… Read More
by Jennifer Vander Klipp If you follow the often-used structure—Goals, Motivation, and Character—for your novel,you spend a significant amount of time creating goals for your characters. Even if you don’t use that structure, in some way or form, I bet you create goals for your characters. But do you create them for yourself? Short-term goals Part of being a writer… Read More
I’m talking about these things in crafting your characters, continuing a series I’ve started over at PencilDancer.com. Check it out here and see if you can figure out the link between the photo and the article. Good luck!