Characters: Memorable Minors And Rounded Majors

As I was test driving the Storybook software I downloaded a while back, trying to decide if it will be as good a writing tool as Scrivener, I suddenly discovered that I have no idea what the difference is between a major and a minor character. They've all just been characters, with the exception of … Continue reading Characters: Memorable Minors And Rounded Majors

Advertisements

How To Include Back Story Without Killing Your Novel

I've been writing most of my life, but that doesn't mean I've got it down cold. If anything, I've learned I have a lot to learn. For example, although my first novel may spend the rest of eternity tucked safely in the darkest corner of the deepest drawer away from anything living it might otherwise … Continue reading How To Include Back Story Without Killing Your Novel

Save The Little Darlings

Hello. My name is Virginia and I'm a back story addict. I admit it. I have a problem with giving my readers too much information. After reading not one but two posts by two different individuals on the topic of "killing the little darlings" (an idea taken from Stephen King's On Writing) and too much … Continue reading Save The Little Darlings