It is HARD to get back into writing.
Despite all copious studying, is anyone really surprised to find out I have still been writing in my spare time? After all, this is me we're talking about.
I've always been fascinated by stories with innovative magic systems. But how do you create an interesting system? What separates the good from the bad?
Character descriptions are hard. I don't just mean the list of physical and emotional traits sort of description, either. No, I mean writing descriptions that convey the sense of the character beneath those initial adjectives. Descriptions that slide unnoticed into the midst of a narrative, as opposed to the quick and choppy bullet-points that fill the spaces on a character bio page.