… I wonder what has happened to Julie, to make her fear for her sanity? It must have been something quite life-changing, to have forced her to stop doing something she clearly loves. So many joggers and runners listen to personal music, and I can fully appreciate the motivational power it offers, but how safe […]
When we embark on the writing journey, it is an inevitable truth that we draw upon personal experiences in creating our characters. Our experiences shape us and shape how we see the world around us. From a creative perspective, personal experiences are a gold mine. How deep we are willing to go into our personal experience can mean the difference between a bland, cookie cutter archetype and a compelling character – either protagonist or antagonist.