Dear followers and friends,
I have no excuse for not posting last week . . .
Other than that I had no ideas bursting forth to share.
It’s kind of similar, except the words of my copy editor are going around my head. I will share them with you as one of you recently asked me to keep doing so.
Jordan who lives in South Africa is my present source of encouragement, and he does this by showing in his critiques a better way to write this book-in-progress, sentence by sentence.
The motivating factor is I am improving. He now has less changes for me to consider, and his applause for what is working is loud and clear.
I’m loving how your characters’ desires and hopes are coming across and how you’re blending historical narration with in-the-moment action illustrating your characters’ wants, desires, and fears more. Great work! Jordan
I have another Jordan who I glean tips from as well – this American insightful teacher is a woman, and she posts tips on Twitter.
Each day she reminds me of the depth, width and height writers explore in the lives of their characters, and how much or little of what we dream up is needed in the story.
I find myself retweeting many of her tips as they are a source of reminders worth filling social media with, so other writers get to discover her magic.
Characters ought to be haunted by something: a childhood loss, a recent breakup, a dream unfulfilled. Jordan
Remember that you demonstrate your character’s emotional state with every word they speak or think, and with every action they take. Jordan
Back to my copy editor Jordan –