Wiley Writing: Interpretation of Character (Reality vs. Fiction)

Writers of fiction, and sometimes certain types of poetry, use a strong magnifying lens when creating characters for their stories. We hear of the importance of writing believable characters and the need to zero in on specific traits of each character to make them relate as fully formed people. They must have voices, behaviors andContinue reading “Wiley Writing: Interpretation of Character (Reality vs. Fiction)”

Writing Villains: Top 10 Don’ts List

There are many great ways a writer can create a believable villain, but often villains fall flat. Why is this? Because writers tend to put most of their thought and effort into their heroes and heroines. It is important to have strong characters who we cheer for, but without a spicy villain (the primary externalContinue reading “Writing Villains: Top 10 Don’ts List”