Hi Dan - I'm in Belize for six months and a few of my friends suggested that I blog about my experience living as an ex-pat. I have been a writer professional and personally all my life and think the writing part should be relatively manageable (I keep a very detailed daily journal so can extract from that) but what I don't quite understand is how I actually launch the blog. I'm not a huge Facebook or social media person so not sure if I blog via that means or exactly how to distinguish and promote the blog. Thanks for your advice.
I especially like the advice on body language. I read a book about body lauguage by Jeanine Driver and it completely changed the way I write. There are tiny cues we give to show others how we are feeling and what our true intentions are and when you assign them to a character it can make that character instantly more real. If I want readers to grow to like one character over another I use open gestures to hint at his honesty instead of giving the other character obvious flaws. I don’t like stories to make it too obvious who I should be rooting for.