Monthly Archives: April 2010

Action Defines Character

if you are going to show the character saying or doing something, do it intentionally. Every action, every decision, will define who they are. Continue reading

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Reading

I am reading great authors of yesteryear and today along with the greats of tomorrow Continue reading

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Showing and Telling

Chris’ rule has much more to do with how the reader is being told/shown the story while töff and my rules have more to do with what the reader is being told/shown Continue reading

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Things I have learned this month

The speed of the clock arm is inversely proportional to the number of times you look at it Continue reading

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Modes of Communication in Character Development

If someone always writes hand written messages and visits people’s homes for dinner, what type of person would you picture?  Would you visualize an older or younger person? If someone is sexting, texting, and consistently on the cell phone, would … Continue reading

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Recovering from Group

Well, I went to group last night.  It was interesting.  Our group has a gag rule – no explaining.  Someone asked about the history of my characters.  On the third time she questioned, I answered – what seemed like a … Continue reading

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First FSFW Meeting in 4 Months

Today will be the first time since December 15th that I will go to an FSFW critique meeting.  I actually had a hard time sleeping three of the last four nights, and part of that was my anticipation of the … Continue reading

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Site Addition

Just added Google Friend Connect.  Don’t know if it works yet.  Please tell me if there are any problems.

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sigh

I am in a writing mood. Continue reading

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Creating Believable Characters

develop the characters before you start writing, have consistent characters, and don’t worry too much if a few people don’t always get them – others will Continue reading

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