Writer’s Advice– Character Development

As promised, today I thought I’d offer some writing advice, beginning with a quote (you know how I love them!)

“The part of writing I love most is when I achieve a feeling of deep involvement with a character. It never happens right away. I have to spend a lot of time with a character before I feel that union. I know it has happened when I stop telling my character what to do and she starts telling me.” ~Ann Brashares~

So, with regards to the wonderful quote above, my advice is this: Don’t let the plot take over your story. A story could be as simple as someone’s walk to school, but when the reader really cares about that someone, it takes on a whole new meaning.

Thanks, readers!