Please give a warm welcome to Laura Harrington! She’s here today as part of her blog tour, hosted by the lovely Liza from WhoRuBlog.com. Today, Laura will share lessons she learned while she wrote her debut, Alice Bliss.
Five Lessons for Writers Learned While Creating ALICE BLISS
by Laura Harrington
- Show up everyday and sit quietly until your characters begin to talk to you.
- Bring the story in close: use the landscape of your own childhood or young adulthood. And while you are walking down the streets of your childhood, use all of your senses to make the world of this book come alive.
- Channel your own emotions, which you may have felt in similar situations, to help you imagine what your characters might be feeling. Be creative and show how these emotions actually create change in your character.
- If your character has some of the qualities of someone you know, honor that person by sharing the lessons you’ve learned from them.
- Create every character, even the minor ones, with the same attention to detail you lavish on your main characters. Let every character have their day in the sun.
Many thanks to Laura for stopping by today, and to Viking/Penguin for giving away a copy of ALICE BLISS to one of my lucky readers. Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win!