ALL MY WRITERS
I think the best piece of writing advice I ever got was from an author of locally popular novels that visited my school when I was in grade eight. He said that when you want to write a novel, or any kind of story, the typical system of “What is my story about? Who is it about? What will happen?” are pretty much the worst thing you can do.
Writing is far simpler than that.
His advice was to ask yourself three questions that I’ll never forget:
Who is the character?
What does the character want more than anything?
And how can I prevent them from getting it?