Tips and Tricks, writing

Quick Tip #11

Writing a villain? Within the first meeting, include these three things to make them terrifying but utterly compelling to readers. A dangerous or “evil” conviction they hold and why Something they have lost as a result Something/someone they love (not obsessed, that’s different) or care about deeply (people are generally best but it still works… Continue reading Quick Tip #11

WordSmith Musings, writing

10 Classic Novels to Read in 2020

1.Pride and Prejudice For anyone who has ever felt awkward in love, there is character you will relate to. This witty, charming, and flirty book will have you laughing from the first chapter! This is maybe my favorite classic of all time!  To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee weaves a harrowing tale of racial discrimination… Continue reading 10 Classic Novels to Read in 2020