Reader Engagement Challenge

So earlier this week I did a guest post on a blog for author Jacquelyn Eubanks. Though the title is a little more vague, the real gist of the post had everything to do with daydreaming. I explain more clearly in the post, thus having you read it would be more ideal than me repeating everything. To boil it down to barest facts: the thing authors want almost more than anything when they hit it big is the reader engagement that comes with it. Sure, it'll probably feel like work when you get hundreds and thousands of fan questions and tweets, etc. How do you keep up with all of that? You know what, though? It's something most of us can't wait to figure out. When we write, we do it for us an

Character Development

Like many things in the writing world, there are expectations for everything. Plot, characters, subplots, romances, antagonists, protagonists, settings, writing style/narration, etc. Also within the writing world are numerous helpful hints, charts, blogs, and classes dedicating to making each of these things better. Fuller. Expanded and enriched. This is not one of those blogs. This is not meant to be helpful. I'm just rambling. As is common, writers find other writer friends. I'm happy to have my fair share. This also means, of course, that we throw around a lot of shop talk. The most common and frustrating can be character development. We tear characters apart. We dissect them.

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