In my upcoming novel, For the Birds, main character Cricket Stone has a super quirky habit. Warning: it’s spicy!
Who is Cricket, exactly? What does she do for a living? How old is she? Where does she live? What are her quirks? These are all the thing I needed to figure out before I even started writing For the Birds.
It was a month ago when I tossed out almost everything I had written in "Forever Thirteen," the sequel to my first novel, "A Symphony of Cicadas". Nothing had been working, I couldn't connect with my characters, and the storyline was heading down a dark path of the afterlife that made the story more sinister … Continue reading Let your characters hijack the storyline