News and Writing Tips

Phyllis Zimbler Miller will be guest hosting on August 10 on Ask PZM. Phyllis will discussing audiobooks, writers’ conferences, and tips for screenwriters. Hope you can stop by. 
Today, I’m over at the IWSG blog with a small dose of encouragement. Love to see you there. 
I found the tips below among some of my old notes. Not sure where they came from, but they seemed worth mentioning. 

Stories are about a character wanting something because they’ve lost something. Loss lies behind most desires. Five questions to ask your protagonist:

  1. What have you lost?
  2. What have you gained?
  3. How has it changed you?
  4. How have you survived?
  5. What do you long for now?

I understand how busy you all are, so I’ve turned off comments. Next time…

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