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