Time to get down to the business of writing

Now the holidays are past it’s time to get that book finished.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve procrastinated enough. My WIP has languished on my computer like an undernourished waif in a Charles Dickens novel. Time to resuscitate that little devil and breathe it back to life.

So if you’re also ready to get back to work, let’s go.

One of my issues in the past was plotting and planning. I don’t do a lot of either. Nor do I do them well. LOL

But everyone knows good results begin with a good plan.

As a Panster, I find simple is best. Who am I kidding simple works best for everything?

Do you too, have an issue getting started?

Trying to figure out where and when to begin?

There is a simple method to quickly plan out a story, courtesy of Joanne over at JoanneWritesBooks.

Her suggestions I’ve taken to heart…

  • Always remember to ask the question “What if?”
  • Break story down to 3 sections. Or 3 acts.
  • And write.

Have you set any writing goals for 2019? Do share!

Do you have a plan to meet your goals?

Click this link and read in detail how she gets started.

Plotting for pantsers. With two simple steps. 

 

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How to tell if your female character is strong

Crafting a strong female character, without her coming across as a shrew or a cartoon character, is not as easy as it sounds.I loved an article I found over at JoanneWritesBooks. Her tips were very helpful for my current, female-driven, work in progress. After reading her post, I began to think about all the strong women in my family and how they managed. Thanks, Joanne for the reminder and tips on writing strength in my characters.

What I learned about writing a strong female character…

  • Everyone has a weakness, even strong characters.
  • A strong female can have a girly side, she doesn’t have to emulate a man to be strong.
  • Like weakness, everyone struggles with something in life. Make sure you give your character something to wrestle with.
  • A woman’s quiet strength is what sustains her.
  • Don’t try for perfection. Let her fail and get back up, make mistakes and bad decisions. But also let her persevere.

There is a lot to learn, so head, click on the link from Joanne Writes Books and read the entire article. Then tell me what you think.

How to craft a strong female Character

Do you have a tip on crafting a strong female character? Do share.

Did you glean anything new from the article? Or a good reminder?

Do you think writing a strong female easy or hard? 

 

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