Rising from the ashes~#MFRWauthors #blog challenge

Published by Cathy Brockman on

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?

This is a blog hop, so let’s see with the other hoppers strengths are!

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Mary J. McCoy-Dressel · 03/24/2017 at 11:13 am

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.

    Cathy Brockman · 03/24/2017 at 1:56 pm

    Thank you Mary J.

Meka James · 03/24/2017 at 11:13 am

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.

    Cathy Brockman · 03/24/2017 at 1:56 pm

    I am. Thank you Meka.

Helen Henderson · 03/24/2017 at 3:26 pm

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

    Cathy Brockman · 03/24/2017 at 6:48 pm

    Thank you Flossie. I think descriptions are one of your greatest strengths too.

    Cathy Brockman · 03/24/2017 at 8:13 pm

    Thank you Helen

Flossie Benton Rogers · 03/24/2017 at 4:56 pm

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

Ed Hoornaert · 03/24/2017 at 5:36 pm

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

    Cathy Brockman · 03/24/2017 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you Ed. If all I had to do though is characters lol

Kenzie Michaels · 03/25/2017 at 3:29 pm

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

    Cathy Brockman · 03/25/2017 at 9:22 pm

    That’s fun Kenzie!

Robin Michaela · 03/25/2017 at 4:07 pm

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!

    Cathy Brockman · 03/25/2017 at 9:22 pm

    Thank you!

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