Thumbnail Sketch for a Mythical Character

A thumbnail sketch for a mythical character presents so many possibilities. Is it a sentient being from a civilization? Or an animal? Does it live in our world or a fantasy world? If the character is an animal, my sketch is: Loyal, protective guardian If the character is an intelligent being, my sketch is: No-nonsense,… Continue Reading →

What’s the Relationship?

My theme for February is love and friendship. So what’s the relationship between the four characters in this photo? Yes, I think the horses are characters. Here’s where my inspiration took me: “You can pet them.” I held out my hand and patted Bailey on the forelock. My cousin didn’t move, like he’d become part… Continue Reading →

When a Character Takes Over

If you let your imagination soar during NaNoWriMo, you run the risk of a character hijacking your story. Maybe you’ve read about other writers who have had characters appear out of nowhere, fully formed, as if someone has air-dropped them into their brains. Don’t let it worry you. When a character takes over, you may… Continue Reading →

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