People assume that I’ve always aspired to be a writer and ask how I get ideas for character development when I was writing Just Say the Word. I’m an artist by desire and education, but discovered that writing delivers the same high as creating artwork. I was hooked! The characters? I sadly admit to being middle-aged, but with that wistful statement, comes decades of characters. Some stay, some waltz through my life. Think about all the people you’ve met in your lifetime. If you aspire to write and feel as though you get “writer’s block” when developing your characters and story, dig into your head and pull a character out of your past. If there is not a character when your fingers touch the keyboard: well, maybe you’ll discover a good line, a trashy line, or a change in story direction. It becomes an adventure, not work. Thank you for your support of my writing, and hope to see you at my next event..