As some of you may have heard, tomorrow is the day that Angela and I open up our BIG RED CHRISTMAS BAG of holiday fun!
Leading up to this Very Merry Brouhaha, we’re donning our Santa duds and liberally spreading some writing-related Christmas cheer at some of our favorite writers’ blogs.
Angela is at Jane Friedman’s blog, sharing the ins and outs of creating a business plan. This was a hugely important endeavor for us; our business plan has been critical in helping us zero in on our goals and stick to them. I had the pleasure of reading Angela’s post beforehand and, believe me, you don’t want to miss it.
As for me, I’m at Jody Hedlund’s site, talking about quirks. You know: Robert Barrone and his chin-touching food ritual; my husband, who cracks open the oven door five minutes before my roast is done so the heat won’t be wasted in winter. Quirks. We’ve all got ‘em. Today, I’m sharing some tips on how to use them to reveal your character’s personality. There will also be a giveaway :).
I’m also dropping in on Susan Quinn to discuss the difference between primary and secondary traits for your character and how to effectively show them to the reader. And…another copy of the Positive Trait Thesaurus is up for grabs!
So Ho Ho Ho, people. And don’t forget to pop in tomorrow for THE GREAT CHRISTMAS UNVEILING!