I was thinking about how to make my characters active not reactive when I came across this wonderful blog. It is from The Editor’s Blog. See link below for the full article.
Make fictional characters suffer by pushing them beyond what they thought they could take. Give them challenges and then have them overcome those challenges.
As I walk/run down this roller coaster experience of writing for children, I am learning, learning, learning. I have just finished my first manuscript and am preparing for a meeting with an editor to revise, revise, revise. One thing that I am also finding is the support of so many groups out there who are experienced writers. This help is greatly appreciated.