Brinda Berry · Character developement · Uncategorized · writing advice

Strange But True~ Brinda Berry

“Where do you get your ideas?” Friends and strangers ask me this quite often. The answer is “everywhere.” Music, movies, news, life. I get ideas everywhere I look. My latest release, The Beauty of Lies, began with my fascination for stories about con artists who marry and keep multiple families. Families who don’t know each other. [Quit looking… Continue reading Strange But True~ Brinda Berry

Character developement · character development · Harriet Hale · writing advice

Characters, conflict, and gravy

My writing ideas usually begin with the characters instead of the situation. When I talk about them, I can see people responding, and my beta-readers act as if they’re real people. But as I’m journeying toward publication, I’m hearing the same constructive criticism — “the romantic conflict isn’t quite strong enough.” Huh? I have an exciting… Continue reading Characters, conflict, and gravy

brainstorming · Character developement · Tina Medlock · tools · writing advice

Inspire me!

Margaret wrote recently about her love for gadgets and capturing that moment of inspiration. But what if you’re searching for that inspiration? I can generally come up with some fairly good story themes. (Notice that I didn’t say “plot” – I’m still learning about plotting.). For example: what if you got what you always wanted,… Continue reading Inspire me!