I mentioned before that I was on a mission to make myself more organized around my novel. And I did just, that, I completed a map of my world! Hurray! But you know what? I got even more out of it than just organization, I got INSPIRATION.
Here is some inspiration to get you through the rest of the week!
If you want to be a writer you must do two things above all others: read a lot, and write a lot.
One of my favorite things to do to understand my characters better, is to write a short one-off story in their point of view. Although my novel switches between two point of views, it is still an interesting exercise to put those characters through.
It really gives me great insight because I can put them in situations that are important to them, not just the main characters who drive the story.
And I personally like this method better than a standard Q&A because you can actually see how your characters will interact in situations, not just what they would tell you they would do.
Guess what guys, it’s time for Lauren’s Lessons Learned! This week I learned one very important lesson: ORGANIZATION.
Have you ever contemplated putting name brands into your story? Do you want your character to have a nice cold can of Coke or text with their iPhone? You may want to think before you name drop brands in your story.