Showing posts from February, 2015
Characters, plots and personal stakes.  It all boils down that these three can make you or break you when it comes to a manuscript.  I've been struggling with my current manuscript, 'When There's Hope for Tomorrow' for the past couple of weeks.  Struggling because I was once told that my main character Hope wasn't realistic in that she was optimistic that one day her family would stop ostracizing her.  It's realistic, it's real and it happens everyday; unfortunately, just ask anyone who lives down South.   But that's not why I'm struggling.  I'm struggling because Flo, the main character in my first novel, 'A Sister's Love', whom I modeled after myself, and now, I am having a hard time writing about a character who is timid, shy and is a pacifist.  Me, when I get a burr up my saddle, I just won't rock the boat, I'll turn it upside down, and if you happen to be inside, you better have a life jacke…