Where Do Your Characters Draw the Strength to Take Action?

After seeing how our characters’ body awareness reflects who they are, and what their Inner Critics whisper in their ears, we analyzed how their fears force them to take action.  Now we need to understand how and where our characters draw strength to accomplish those actions. Once they acknowledge fear, it becomes something to overcome.  […]

Fear Forces Your Characters to Make Choices

Have you been working with your characters as we’ve analyzed different aspects of what makes them come alive on the page?  I hope you discovered intriguing possibilities for torturing and rewarding the people populating your latest manuscript. In the first week, you learned how to use body awareness to flesh out your characters.  Then we […]

The Inner Critic Gives Depth to Your Characters

Last week, I talked about the insights I am gleaning from Laura Probert’s Writing for Warrior Healing course.  I showed you how to use body awareness to flesh out your characters without a lot of description. Then I received my second Warrior Writing prompt directing me to pay attention to what my Inner Critic is […]

Body Awareness Puts Flesh on Your Characters

I’m taking this incredible course called Writing for Warrior Healing presented by Laura Probert.  Our first week is all about body awareness.  She asked us today to think about how body awareness relates to our work. You may be thinking, “What? That’s crazy.  Writers don’t have to think about body awareness.” Okay, putting aside the […]