Are your characters loveable?

Should we always write loveable characters? Or even likeable? I recently received constructive feedback on a short story I entered into a competition. One of the comments "...this successfully built empathy for her situation whilst allowing one to dislike her for..." led me to wonder how many times a character I have had empathy for, … Continue reading Are your characters loveable?

6 excuses not to be a writer – and how to turn them around

When I tell friends and acquaintances that I write, so often they say - "I would love to write, but..." We all have excuses not to write, not to even start.  I used them. Most likely you did too. Excuses are not valid reasons. So how to turn these excuses around and send them packing? … Continue reading 6 excuses not to be a writer – and how to turn them around