Every time I write a new story, get into a new character's head, get notes from another writer, I learn a little something about writing. About how I write - strengths and weaknesses as well as just... STUFF.
This is also one of my favorite things about doing collaborations. I learn SO much about how I write when I do a collaboration.
From Christa -
Sometimes doing the most awful thing to your characters is the best thing you can do for your story. To not be afraid to let life happen to them. When you write what's REAL, the story just unfolds.
From Nyrae -
Witty dialogue, playing off your characters. When writing a dual POV book, put your self into each character and fight for them. The beautiful part about this is that each of you will be fighting for your character, and I think the interaction comes a lot more naturally when two authors write a dual-POV book.
Also - Nyrae writes romance like no one else I know, and when I need a fab happily ever after book, with some good wit in between, this is where I go.
From Steph -
SLOW DOWN and enjoy the way people think and speak. Also that really, really beautiful things can come from sadness. And that sometimes the SIMPLEST thoughts and actions have HUGE meaning in a story. Pay attention to the details.
SO - what have you learned lately?
(Now I've just put you in the spot, lol. You can also just tell me the areas you'd like to improve. I'd like to improve my use of setting...)