Advice, Characters, Writing

Character Voice

I swear there’s something about this time of the year that always ends up with me catching some kind of upper respiratory thing. I’ve got some kind of fever thing going on right now, so no promises that this is going to be a phenomenal blog post. That being said, I’m going to continue my series on character creation, focusing on how to find and keep your character voice consistent.


Why I Write

So tonight is going to be a slightly self-reflective kind of post, but I’m in a self-reflective type of mood, so… That’s where we’re going with this. To be honest, the last two weeks have been rough for me. Politics have kept me from getting focused on my writing, and I’m grappling with a sense of “should I be writing, or should I be protesting?” and not coming up with an answer I’m happy with. There are a lot of bad things happening in the country, and staying on task and focused, when it seems like some new terrible thing happens every half-hour, has been a struggle. So I think it’s important for me to take a point and be reflective about my writing. Why do I do it, why do I persist with and pursue it, why am I a writer?