Wanna know the secret ingredient to every great, memorable story? The characters! In this podcast, I dive into why that's so; and how to flesh out your original characters to create or enhance your plot, using fantasy book and movie examples! Need a few character-building tips or want to know how I tackle mine? Give it a listen!
Writers are sadistic. That's something we ALL know, right? So what really keeps us writers from crossing too many lines? Meet the second half of our brains: The Reader. In this episode I delve into these two mind-sets and how they work in tandem in my writing efforts.
In this podcast I discuss whether the fantasy genre has a place in today's reading market, and then dive into a discussion with other writers about WHO your audience really is in that ageless writer's debate: Do you write for yourself or for your readers?
Also included: The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Twilight.