For a writer, (I believe) a book is always a WIP… You may reach a point where you are comfortable publishing…. But you’ll always find areas that could be improved or changed each time you view your work.
I read a blog post by a fellow writer, and she seriously impressed me with her post. The jist of it was that we, as writers, must learn how to draw our novel with our hands. She simply stated that with a little research, she was able to find quirks and lingo that brought her character alive. She’s right. We have to be able to “flesh out” the characters in our books and bring them alive. Sometimes this is so hard to do, but with a little research and a lot of work, it’s possible.
In my second novel, Resuscitation, one of the main character’s name is Dr. Young. He’s a very jealous and possessive person. I was able to give him the idiosyncrasies that made people loath and hate him. (this was the self published version that is currently being edited by my publisher) It’s amazing the things that…
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