Two weeks ago I wrote a post why writers should be on Twitter. And I think it is important that you are on social media, but that you also know some quick tips on how to use it well.
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.
So this quote isn’t necessarily inspirational, but just one of my favorite moments in 1 Henry IV. If you like this play, or Shakespeare at all, I highly recommend watching The Hollow Crown as it is one of my favorite adaptations of his work.
No, my good lord; banish Peto,
banish Bardolph, banish Poins: but for sweet Jack
Falstaff, kind Jack Falstaff, true Jack Falstaff,
valiant Jack Falstaff, and therefore more valiant,
being, as he is, old Jack Falstaff, banish not him
thy Harry’s company, banish not him thy Harry’s
company: banish plump Jack, and banish all the world.
I do, I will.