Tip: Be sure to give your characters conflicts to struggle against – both internally and externally. Basically, what do they want? Why do they want it? Why can’t they have it?

Thought: “A writer is like a bag lady going through life with a sack and a pointed stick collecting stuff.” – Tony Hillerman.

Teaser: Create a new creature for a fantasy world. What does it look like? Large or small? Furry, scaled, haired? Legs? Wings? Would it be of use to humans? What does it eat? Be specific.