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Monday Featured Blog- Wordplay, The Writing Life of K.M. Weiland

I’ve recently discovered many interesting and intriguing blogs. One such blog is: Wordplay, The Writing Life of K.M. Weiland

She has some of the most helpful and interesting posts out there. Her most recent post:

11 Dichotomous Characters – And Why They Work discusses the importance of dichotomy in characters. She lists her top 11 and they are an eclectic and interesting crew πŸ™‚ Also, another great post on character development, It’s What Your Characters Do That Defines Them. There’s also a great post about strengthening your beginning that I found very useful.

She writes historical and speculative fiction, is an interactive blogger, a must add to your blog list, if she’s not already there.

Nano Update:
Hope everyone is doing well πŸ™‚ NaNo is going well. I made it over 14,000 this weekend. It’s been quite the experience so far! I’m really enjoying this story. I just introduced a new character that wasn’t in the original outline. I’m lovin’ him though. I like when that happens, the character just pops out from a situation.

In this instance- I needed a hacker, so thus, Winger- the British, horny, paranoid, scruffy dude was born.

Will Snow serve up her friend as bait? Of course. Cause if she didn’t that would be no fun.

Enjoy your Monday!

13 Responses to β€œMonday Featured Blog- Wordplay, The Writing Life of K.M. Weiland”

  1. thanks for interesting link!

  2. Great work with NaNo! Those characters have a way of taking over, don’t they? I love when a new one joins the ranks out of necessity.

    Winger sounds awesome. Does he whistle “Headed for a Heartbreak” while he’s working?

  3. Congrats on your word count!

  4. Jamie D. says:

    Great reference site – added her to my “following” list. Thanks! πŸ™‚

    Ah, new characters. Can’t wait to hear what Snow’s up to now…Winger sounds fascinating.

  5. Winger sounds very intriguing. Great word count. And I will definitely check out this blog.

  6. Erica says:

    Terry- You’re welcome, hope you enjoy it!

    Mel-Thank you, I’m having a lot of fun with it πŸ™‚ They do take over sometimes. I’m loving Winger- he’s so much fun to write! No whistling yet for him, but that’s funny!

    Susan- Thank you πŸ™‚

  7. Erica says:

    Jamie- So glad you added her- you won’t regret it!

    I think you’ll like where it’s going πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to have you read it.

    LW- I’m trying to make him sound good, I hope I succeed πŸ™‚

    Thanks on the word count- now that I’ve caught a cold or infection (will know more tomorrow) the word count will decline a bit… Enjoy the blog!

  8. Erica, thanks so much for featuring my blog. It was a treat for me to run across your post tonight!

  9. Erica says:

    K.M.- It’s no problem. I’m happy to do it. I love your blog πŸ™‚ It’s a great one!

    Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  10. melane says:

    I’ll have to check out K.M.’s blog. Sounds like it is great.

    I know what you mean about unplanned characters showing up. I’ve already added two that I didn’t have a clue about until I needed them. Weird how that works out for the best:)

  11. Erica says:

    melane- That’s so cool that you’ve found some unexpected characters too! It is weird isn’t it, weird and wonderful. My new one is becoming one of my fav’s- go figure πŸ™‚

    K.M. has a great blog πŸ™‚

  12. Tara says:

    Congrats on the word count.

  13. Erica says:

    Thanks Tara πŸ™‚

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