By Hannah Tacci, Student Contributor Your characters are more than the things that happen to them. They have an inner life—a spirit—and so their character development needs to reflect that.
By Tineke Bryson, Staff Writer When this article goes live, I will be in Scotland. It’s just a matter of chronology, but with this thought, my lungs expand with nervous excitement.
By Susan Sader, Student Contributor In my years as a writer, I've noticed a few major issues that get overlooked, often masked by publishing contracts or a title on a TV screen. These Fatal Flaws are fatal not only to your character, but to your plot, prose, and readers' interest.
By Rachel Garner, Staff Writer Reading is supposed to be one of the writer’s major tools, and I was utilizing it: I read a lot. I had all the tools I’d been told to gather. But still I hesitated. What was I missing?
By Gabrielle Schwabauer, Staff Writer One of the most beautiful elements of being a writer is the ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes, to imagine what it might be like to be someone with fears, challenges, and desires very different from your own.