MAY IS HOSTED BY WRITING TIPS BY WRITERS, DONALD MAASS' TWEETS ON CREATING THE PERFECT NOVEL ;) & SECTIONS INSPIRED BY THESE:
“Write even when the mood isn’t right. You can’t tell if what you’re writing is good or bad while you’re writing it.” ~ Cory Doctorow
DONALD MAASS WRITE TIP 76
Character-drive WIP? How can your MC’s family, friends, town, times or way of seeing become odd, unique, less ordinary?
“Yes, we butt our houses up together to cling on but while we shine up our windows – supposedly so we can see out – we hang our curtains facing in to give us something safer to look at. But the shadow of the mountain falls over us, tree roots break our best laid foundations, springs erupt, the roads crack, weeds push through wherever they please. Can’t you see what’s happening? It’s only a matter of time Earth claims back what we took.”
Are you writing character-driven fiction? How did your MC notice s/he notice his view of the norm was not in step with everyone around?