The Flower Moon in Full Bloom

So many projects are wrapping up right now, and they've bloomed wonderfully. I had a few things happen that I normally would worry about, but instead I paused, took a deep breath, and reminded myself to have faith in the universe. And so far, things are mostly working out 🙂 When I waste my energy … Continue reading The Flower Moon in Full Bloom

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The Wind Moon has been Blowing

Hey, everyone! It's been a while since I've posted, but DANG, things have been happening. This month's full moon on the 19th is called the Wind Moon. The new moon passed by on the 5th (I also missed Tessa's Birthday on the 6th—sorry, Tessa!). I am definitely feeling strong winds of change blowing this month. … Continue reading The Wind Moon has been Blowing

Writing Conflict

We've talked about writing sympathetic characters, writing three-dimensional characters, and giving our characters pasts. All of these things are meant to create characters that readers can truly connect to in one way or another. Writing conflict is what activates the connection we've established. If a character sits around doing nothing, there is no story. If … Continue reading Writing Conflict

Writing Three Dimensional Characters

We're delving deeper into characters this week with a look at...delving deeper into characters 🙂 No matter how many sympathetic choices you show a character making, readers can't really connect to a character if there's nothing of substance to connect with. As readers, we say that characters are sometimes flat or shallow. Usually, in those … Continue reading Writing Three Dimensional Characters