Saturday, July 15, 2006

What I think I learned

Someone asked yesterday what I thought I'd learned from the M&B editors workshop.
Well, what I think I discovered is that I'm doing some things right. I have good character arcs and I can show the growth in my characters as they go on their journey. I also have deep conflicts, not just external plot problems but psychological conflicts which mean my characters have to dig deep onside themselves for their resolution.
Things I need to work on, are making my heroines as strong as my heroes. Something the editors mentioned was that heroes need to be strong, not necessarily ultra alpha but as strongly pertrayed as the heroines.
Now to start chapter two!


Fiona Lowe said...

Great to hear you're writing a medical! Have fun with it.

Phillipa said...

Hi Nell

Yes - would love to see a med from you. I have the opposite problem - my heroes always get terribly complex and angsty and run off with the story if I let them!