WIPjoy #24

24. Side character – Is the author evil? Rosalind: What’s an author? Bea: I don’t think she’s intentionally evil, but perhaps a bit deranged? Liam: I didn’t think she was evil until the end. Southend-on-Sea, are you trying to make me come over there?

WIPjoy #22

22. Antagonist – Favorite snack food? Ophelia: Oh! Are we being interviewed? Well, I don’t really snack, you know. My figure and all. Eoin: I like pickled onion crisps. While watching a match on the telly. Ophelia: And Welsh red ale. He loves that, too. Eoin: You don’t approve? Ophelia: I never said I didn’t.…

WIPjoy #21

21. Share an intriguing line. I suppose there is a *slight* difference between lines I absolutely love and those that are intriguing. Anyway, I don’t know if this one counts as “intriguing” but: “Treason,” I croaked, and wondered if ghosts were allowed to send messages through newspaper puzzles.

WIPjoy #15

15. I’d never edit ___ out of my WIP! Nerissa? I mean, she’s kind of central to the story. But assuming you mean something not key—something that could be removed—I’d have to say the moment between Nerissa and Tim in the garden, after Nerissa’s mom has made her feel bad about her size and weight.…

WIPjoy #13

13. What would it take to turn MC evil? I suppose if she had to become evil in order to battle the evil she’s already facing, she might do it. Fight fire with fire as they say. Like, if she developed a blood lust in pursuit of justice . . . But it’s difficult for…

WIPjoy #11

11. A line about your protagonist. Like, an actual line from the book? Or just something I make up right here and now? Here’s a paragraph from the first page of the manuscript: Who am I? You shouldn’t even have to ask; I’ve been in the tabloids since the moment I was born. My dad…

WIPjoy #8

8. Introduce the MC (share a pic)! The main character is Hamlette Nerissa Dey. She goes by her middle name for obvious reasons. She’s sixteen, daughter of A-list actor Bryce Dey. Nerissa (Nissa for short) grew up with a certain amount of privilege, but throughout the novel she begins to see ways in which she’s…

IWSG + WIPjoy #4

It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Posts go up the first Wednesday of each month. Read more posts and/or join in here. What am I insecure about at the moment? How my beta readers will react to my manuscript! That always makes me nervous. Question of the Month: Have you ever slipped…

WIPjoy – October 2017

(I never finished the last one, but this one I’m determined to get all the way through!) 1. Introduce your WIP! Well! I actually just finished the first draft of it. It’s a YA contemporary take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet titled . . . wait for it . . . Hamlette! I had a lot of…