Spend time reading picture books...But don't just read them--think about them. Take notes. Study why one works for you and another doesn't. This is good training before starting to write and should continue throughout your career.
Ann Whitford Paul
Sharing my author journey...
How do you introduce your characters to your readers. There are so many fun ways. This week I found another.
A character in the novel I'm currently writing is from Newfoundland. I found some very cool sites that educated me on (and reminded me of) the Newfoundland dialect.
Do your characters have a ethic, cultural or... background?
Use a search engine to learn more about their dialect.
Maybe I can just slip this in, at the bottom here and it won't be noticed.
March, 2014: 8
March, 2015: 9
March, 2016: 2
Excuse: The focus of my work has changed from submitting to re-writing a novel.