Tag: Craft of Fiction

Conflict: Figurative Language

Conflict: Figurative Language

  Ask the Author: How much time of the day do you spend for yourself? No school, no writing, etc.? — John “Duke” O’Neil Aaron: This really depends on the day. Am I on deadline? If so, very little. If not, a little more. Even 

Conflict: Balancing Thought and Action

Conflict: Balancing Thought and Action

  Ask the Author: What do you do when you aren’t writing? Are you a night writer or a day writer? Have you ever based a character on a real person and if so, do they know it? — Jessie Bailey Andersen Aaron: When I’m 

Words to Write By

Words to Write By

  Ask the Author: Therese Moore — which comes first, the plot idea or the character? (March 29th) Aaron: Another fine question. This one really depends on who you ask. For me, I like the idea of starting with a character (like Monk or Sean 

Defining the Drive: Character Motivation

Defining the Drive: Character Motivation

    Ask the Author: When you’re writing historical fiction or any fiction that requires heavy research of a subject, how do you keep the researched information from overwhelming the story itself? – Joseph Bentz Aaron: This is a tricky one. I’ve been guilty of 

Developing Your Character’s Spirituality

Developing Your Character’s Spirituality

  Ask the Author: When did you first know you were going to be a writer, and what was that moment like for you? — Molly Jo Realy Aaron: I’m not sure I’m really there yet. I’ve always considered myself a writer. I suppose, it’s 

Getting Physical

Getting Physical

  Ask the Author: What inspired you to become an author? Also, are you on Team Cap or Team Iron Man and why? – Sidney Snyder Aaron: No, I did not add the second question, no matter how much I wish I had. In terms 

Inside Your Character — Mind and Emotion

Inside Your Character — Mind and Emotion

  Ask the Author: How do you get past writer’s block? Crystal Fretz Aaron: It really depends on the type of block. We’ve talked about this before, even blogged about it. If I’m stuck for a story idea, I tend to increase my artistic input 

Social Media for the Anti-Social

Social Media for the Anti-Social

  Ask the Author: As an intuitive writer, how do you handle “world building” like you did for Hand of Adonai? I’m an outliner and I’m finding it’s more work than I thought it would be to lay out the rules that my fictional world 

Making Your Schedule Work with Your Writing

Making Your Schedule Work with Your Writing

  ASK THE AUTHOR What books that you’ve read have influenced you most as a writer? –Maggie McLain Aaron: Hard to say. There are several books I’ve read that I’ve loved that have not necessarily influenced my writing style. I think more in terms of 

The Care and Feeding of the Creative Mind

The Care and Feeding of the Creative Mind

  If you could rewrite any character that you have read, who would it be, why would you, and how? Danielle Moen Aaron: Another good question. This reminds me of Jeremiah Peters’ question about which classic we’d rewrite, but with the caveat of it being