This post is a follow-on from the world-building posts that I've shared last month. If you're interested in the Welsh Triads, there are some really good translations out there - particularly Rachel Bromwich's editions: The Legal Triads of Medieval Wales and The Triads of the Island of Britain. [Note that the Medieval Welsh referred to… Continue reading World Building with the Welsh Triads
So you have your first draft! Yay! Where to go from here? Well, first, get yourself a support group of fellow writers: a variety of ages and experiences are always a plus. It takes a village to raise a writer and their book-baby! TIP: Change your font and font size before editing and leave your… Continue reading Anatomy of a Draft
Personality TestSome tips for writing believable, relatable protagonists: Have you done a personality test for your protag? I had some issues with my main character in The Crows because I thought she was flat and not as likeable as I wanted her to be. I took an MBTI test for her and she came out… Continue reading Writing the Right Protagonist!
WHO is 'Strength'? In the last of the Strength-themed posts inspired by the Taurus sign, before I move on to "Gemini" which gives me a perfect excuse to take that literally and do some posts on twins/doppelgangers as tropes, characters and their foils and all that sort of thing, I thought I'd do something more… Continue reading The Zodiac Posts – TAURUS  WHO is Strength?
#WhatIsStrength? My previous post on "strength" and "strong characters" led me to think about my own writing a little more. Quite a few people last week looked at strength through a very personal lens, identifying it with family members and friends. Others saw it in an abstract, ideal way, equating it with concepts rather than… Continue reading The Zodiac Posts – TAURUS  #WhatisStrength