Plot Driven Characters or Character Driven Plot?

As I’ve written about before, my dad was a writer. His writing technique was definitely character driven. Also as I’ve mentioned before, my dad seemed to get bogged down in his characters. Never going much beyond index cards full of characterizations. I’ve been taking Masterclass lessons on writing from some of the greats. As myContinue reading “Plot Driven Characters or Character Driven Plot?”

Is NaNoWriMo Just a Set up For Failure?

That’s what I have thought in years past. And I never signed up. This year, I changed my thinking. Instead of trying to complete a novel during the month of November, a task I still find daunting, I am using the daily word count to build a consistent routine. Every weekday morning, from 6 toContinue reading “Is NaNoWriMo Just a Set up For Failure?”