A Memory Exercise
For most fiction writers, only a thin barrier separates memory from illusion. Work on the following exercise with a partner and transform your vivid memories into great yarns!
In order to create compelling characters a writer has to ask compelling questions. Answer the following questions about your characters and deepen your understanding of what makes them tick.
At the heart of almost every good story resides a strong conflict or struggle. Here are some tips about conflict and how to create it.
Creating Conflict Questionnaire (PDF)
Answer these questions and the structure of your story will appear!
While many writers have an ear for dialogue, it takes years of practice to get it right on the page. Here are some exercises for developing your ear and putting what you hear down on paper!