Writing a Character Driven Novel

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

I’ve completed four novels to date, all connected with some form of writing competition; three NaNoWriMos and one 3DayNovel; a 23,500 word submission which subsequently expanded into a 60,000 word novel. The one that I’m working on now is the first non-competition generated novel. It’s also the most character-driven and has some of the thickest […]

The plot is taking over the novel!

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

As I write, we’re at day 14 of NaNoWriMo. My pace is fine, but there has been quite a bit of frustration for me. This is a sequel, and, if I had to force it into a genre, it’s strongest fit would be as a mystery. When I wrote the first one, I had no […]