M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/26/15

The ideas area starting to flow again, thanks in part to my friend, Raulston’s, comments on my post yesterday.

I’ve been writing my hero as more reactive than proactive. I’ve forgotten that he lives by a different code than the code of law because the people he is fighting are unknown to the law. (This will create conflict down the road, btw.) He will take more action at catching the villains.

He also has more skills, and Raulston was quick to remind me of that. Thanks to his comments (and to a few comments from the rest of you, including Adam), I was able to get the next scenes ironed out, and I was able to get a side character, JT, more face time. 🙂

Writing is such a solo process, it’s easy to forget that we writers need each other. Even JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis had the Inklings.

Thanks so much to all of you for your comments. It makes writing less lonely!

What about you? Are any of you involved in writers groups of some type? Who do you turn to for help?


About M. B. Weston

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, pulp, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her attention to procedure and detail gives her works an authentic gritty, military feel that takes an adventure tale to the level of a true page-turner. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and Alabama Phoenix Festival. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
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