Recently I was honored to be able to speak at the MN NICE Chapter of the ACFW. We’re a happy band of Minnesota writers who love fiction, craft, and encouraging fellowship. I’ve been a member for almost a year now, and though it is quite a hike for me to get to the meetings (over 100 miles) I love going.
My talk was on creating characters using character archetypes, using information gleaned from The Complete Writer’s Guide to Heroes & Heroines: 16 Master Archetypes by Viders, Cowen, and LaFever.
In several Minnesota NICE meetings we have heard references to the Scrivener writing program. Some people seem to be intimidated by its huge capabilities. But you don’t have to use all of them to find the program useful. I am by no means an authority, but I love what I can do with Scrivener. In our August Minnesota NICE meeting I led members through a hands-on session to get to know Scrivener and hopefully get over their confusion. Obviously, this blog won’t work for a hands-on session, but perhaps I can start you on your way.