People assume that Iâ€™ve always aspired to be a writer and ask how I get ideas for character development when I was writing Just Say the Word.Â Iâ€™m an artist by desire and education, but discovered that writing delivers the same high as creating artwork. I was hooked! The characters? I sadly admit to being middle-aged, but with that wistful statement, comes decades of characters. Some stay, some waltz through my life. Think about all the people youâ€™ve met in your lifetime.Â If you aspire to write and feel as though you get â€œwriterâ€™s blockâ€ when developing your characters and story, dig into your head and pull a character out of your past. If there is not a character when your fingers touch the keyboard: well, maybe youâ€™ll discover a good line, a trashy line, or a change in story direction. It becomes an adventure, not work. Thank you for your support of my writing, and hope to see you at my next event..