Ghostmistress: Characters that Haunt
When I started writing Ghostmistress, I asked Sky what he liked to read and why in a post about what thirteen year olds like to read. He shrugged and said,
“I dunno. Whatever.”
He was, however, thoughtful enough to suggest that I put together a writing elective with his teacher and work with a group of kids, not him of course, to find out for myself what appeals to young readers.
Ghostmistress is the result of this journey and it is the place where close to fifty members of my Boo Crew read my weekly serial ghost story, comment, and post their own writing. We are at Week 5 and heavy into character development and figurative language. I am amazed and truly appreciative of the feedback I get from this group and I love their boldness in their thinking and their own creative writing.
Here’s a video about writing great characters for you.
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