Rising from the ashes~#MFRWauthors #blog challenge

Hi, Y’all! Welcome back to the MFRW weekly blog challenge. This is week 12. I know I missed week 11, but I was down and out last week. I guess you could say that’s one of my strengths. I may get down a lot with all my illnesses, but I force myself to get up and keep going if its only 30 minutes a day.  That way eventually I get back on my feet. I have a tendency to rise from the ashes. though I am much slower at it than I use to. There are times i wonder if I wont pull myself up this time , but i look at all there is to do and enjoy, all the craft stuff I have, my family, and the stories in my head and I get up one more time.

Picture courtesy of Pixaby.com

In writing I think my greatest strength is my characters,  I love building characters and my friends that I tell about them, fall in love and tell me how I should totally  get that written.  I could sit and develop characters all day. I do a character sketch when I first start a story then as I write the story I add to the character as he/she grows.  I keep a folder for each character and place in a notebook for each story.  It would be great if all I had to do were develop characters.

What is your greatest strength?

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  1. I love your title for this: Rising from the Ashes, which really says it all. Keep on getting up, Cathy. Your blog is so pretty.

  2. Hope you’re feeling better this week. 🙂

    Characters make or break a story. Readers want to be able to connect with them, understand their motivations, etc. Being good at developing your characters is an excellent strength to have.

  3. The title and phoenix rising was perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wonderful post, Cathy. You are a Phoenix! My greatest strength might be imagination. Ideas and characters play around me all day.

  5. That’s a great strength, because great characters are what makes romance memorable.

  6. LOL…my characters prefer to reveal themselves a little at a time, then all of a sudden blindside me!

  7. It’s hard to keep plugging along if you don’t feel well. Kudos for doing what you can – 30 minutes a day can make all the difference!

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