Zodiac Traits – Write a Leo Character!

Zodiac Traits – Write a Leo Character!

Hey, welcome back to my series about character development based on zodiac signs! If you’re new to the series, let me explain that I don’t necessarily believe in astrology (and I don’t necessarily not believe in it), and the personality type for your sign may … Continue Reading →
MASTER LISTS FOR WRITERS Launches October 26!

MASTER LISTS FOR WRITERS Launches October 26!

The people who get my newsletter already know about this! I’m really excited about it. My book MASTER LISTS FOR WRITERS: Thesauruses, Plots, Character Traits, Names, and More is going to be for sale on Monday, October 26. This book is designed to help people … Continue Reading →
A Reminder That the Present Is Not the Future

A Reminder That the Present Is Not the Future

As a non-parent, I’ve always been struck by how often parents believe that their small child’s tendencies or slight delays indicate what kind of adult they will be. I’ve seen enough difficult two-year-olds to grow into easygoing nine-year-olds, for instance, to ascribe temper tantrums to … Continue Reading →
Zodiac Traits – Write a Cancer Character!

Zodiac Traits – Write a Cancer Character!

First off, “Cancer” is the worst name in astrology. Can we re-name it, please? Anyway, the Crab is a great personality type that can help you build a devoted, emotional character! Some people think of Cancer as “wimpy,” which is totally incorrect. Being emotionally open … Continue Reading →