Every month a question will be posed that may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Remember, the question is optional. You can write about anything that relates to your writing journey.
Let's give a warm welcome to our co-hosts: Fundy Blue, Beverly Stowe McClure, Erika Beebe, and Lisa Buie-Collard!
This month's question is: Whose perspective do you like to write from best, the hero (protagonist) or the villain (antagonist)? And why?
I like writing from the hero's POV because I tend to be one of those hopeful, idealistic people who isn't all that comfortable writing about bad people. Besides, I don't think I'm all that good with villains and confess that my antagonists tend to be the environment/setting/weather or an internal conflict that the hero has to overcome or come to terms with within him/herself.
If you're interested, K. M. Weiland, a prolific author who produces tons of writing advice, has a nice simple explanation of the various antagonists that aren't human HERE.
***"Titles to Write By" is an occasional blog post in which we play with a single word and turn it into, what else, titles! Afterwards the object is to pick one of them and write a little something.
It was Ray Bradbury, in his book ZEN IN THE ART OF WRITING, who taught me about making lists of words and turning them into titles. If you haven't read it I highly recommend that you do.
For no particular reason, today's word is:
Here are a few possible titles:
Freedom on Wings
How I Learned the True Meaning of Freedom
Freedom Isn't What You Think
The Freedom Flood
The Road to Freedom is Filled With Potholes
Inner Freedom and Enlightenment
Freedom Within the Beehive
Now, think up some titles of your own and go forth and write!***
Today I'm thankful for food in my belly and dishes to wash.
So many are hungry and don't have dishes or hot running water.
What are you thankful for? Do you like writing from the hero's or villain's POV? Do any of the titles spark an idea? Have a title suggestion of your own?