The Fall and rain have moved into Portland. I drove to work this morning admiring all the beautiful colors in the trees, and the sunshine glistening through the wet leaves. I love fall. I even love the rain returning. I light a pumpkin scented candle, crack the window to hear the rain, turn on some classical music and write, write, write.
I’m working on another short story. For those of you that read “The Long Road Home”, it’s a continuation. If you haven’t read it, you can find it here . My story begins on page 22.
In this story, Jo moves through the “Underground” organization to hide herself and her daughter while her husband hunts her down. While writing a scene with him, I remembered several friends in our writing group, laughing at how easily the villains were for myself and another person to write. It seems as though both of us struggled more with our protagonist than antagonist. I wondered why. Has anyone else found they write the villains easier? If so, why do you think that is? And, how do you balance it out and have a strong protagonist?
I’m just full of questions today, but am eager to hear your responses.
One thing I forgot to mention last post, Karlyn Thayer offers a free trial edit. Details are on her website, click here.
Until Next Time…