Creating Great Characters: Develop your character's relationship with themselves
Last month we dug deep into your character's formative memories, and today I'd like to build on those memories and learn about your character's relationships. Specifically, I'd like to help you discover how your character feels about themselves. Why your character's relationship with themselves matters Your character is a person, and like any person, their relationship with—and beliefs about—themselves impact everything they do. It influences how they see other people and the
Professional Interaction for Authors: How to deal with professional authors
So far we've talked about how we treat teenage fans and aspiring authors. Today I'd like to talk about how you can interact with the pros, ranging from other debut authors to ultra-famous conference guests. This is the area where I've seen the smallest amount of bad behavior, but it's still worth discussing because these are also the most important connections you'll make. Other authors are the ones who will support you with cross promotions, blurbs and general moral support.