Monday, June 27, 2011
Finding Your Strengths
She's incredible, and it has started me thinking. Do other people read my books and feel this way? I really hope so. I strive to be that way, to drag my reader along with me and keep them reading. I think in some ways I achieve it and others I still have a lot to learn.
We all have our strengths. For some it could be scenery, description and setting. Others it could be dialog and character development. For me, I'm really good with building tense scenes and pacing. I also write solid male characters--don't ask me why, I've pondered this a lot and I'm still not sure I get it. Apparently, men interest me. Who knew?
This guy for example... I find him VERY interesting.
Ahem... anyway. What do you consider to be your strengths? Let's start this week off with a bang. Brag about your skills. I give you permission. Nay, I demand it! Brag like you've never bragged before, and then tell us what you want to work on. We're in this together.
As for me, I want to work on using setting to reflect and amplify the emotions of a scene. Also, I feel like my writing could benefit from studying Bradley Cooper a little more. How about you?