All posts tagged character development

9 Really Useful Tips

Want to improve your writing?  Try these suggestions culled from my decades at the craft: 1. With few exceptions, stay in the moment. Use your chronology and don’t get ahead of it. 2. Don’t save anything for later. Bring whatever you have right here, right now. 3. Each time a character appears on-stage, some aspect […]

At the End of the Day

I have seen the face of heaven, and it is a fortieth high school reunion. Forty years is a lot of river gone by. Divorce, disease, death, disappointment—there was plenty of it. But there were also the good things: the kids, the jobs, the marriages, the promotions, the fortunes, and even—the serious fortune. Some were […]