The great thing about writing: you don’t have to be at your computer to be making progress.
by Ann Marie Williams In Nancy Meyers’ movie The Holiday, Eli Wallach’s character, Arthur Abbott, tells Kate Winslet’s character: “Iris, in the movies we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason you are behaving like the best friend.” If this line weren’t … Continue reading The Importance of Supporting Characters: Creating a Dynamic Cast of Characters that Support the Protagonist
by Ann Marie Williams Have you noticed that professional, successful, writers — writers whose work has been produced and praised time and time again — often comment they still find writing difficult? And that no matter how many successful stories they’ve written, they frequently question whether the story they are currently penning will amount to … Continue reading Does Writing Ever Get Any Easier?
by Ann Marie Williams Keep those creative juices flowing this Halloween! What if each group of trick-or-treaters was a writing prompt? What story could you conjure up in which those characters all come together?