Welcome to the January 2016 newsletter. This year a building your vocabulary segment was added on the left column to introduce you to words to consider using in your writing.
Words are a writer’s greatest gift. Consider the emotion a simple word such as “if “can invoke. How many times have you heard, “WELL…if you would have…” And the memories keep coming, both good and maybe not so good.
When developing your plot(s) ask yourself, what “if” and see where the path takes you. Characters have a way of guiding you to their choice(s) and it might not be what you originally had planned.
Take a chance this year. Send your characters down an unexpected path and see where the journey takes you. The element of surprise is what keeps readers turning the pages.
Best wishes for a successful 2016,