Welcome to Twitter Treasure Thursday! This week, I found lots and lots of writing gems on Twitter. The one I finally decided to go with seemed perfect for the majority of us. No matter what point you’re at in your project, this article, via @WritersDigest and @jennifermcmahon, is sure to have at least one useful tip for you to consider:
2. Begin with character. Make her flawed and believable. Let her live and breathe and give her the freedom to surprise you and take the story in unexpected directions. If she’s not surprising you, you can bet she’ll seem flat to your readers. One exercise I always do when I’m getting to know a character is ask her to tell me her secrets. Sit down with a pen and paper and start with, “I never told anybody…” and go from there, writing in the voice of your character.
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