On April 27, I had the privilege of speaking at Kiski Area High School (near Pittsburgh, PA) about writing and editing. I was really impressed with the young men and women there: they seemed engaged in the talk and asked some intriguing questions. I wanted to address a couple of their questions here because I thought it was a topic that many struggle with.
- How do you get an audience to care about characters?
- How do you write characters/descriptions so the reader feels their experiences?