Tag Archives: Characters

Showerhead

This may seem like a strange post, so bare with me.  Keep in mind, I am 6’2″ – the same size or shorter than many characters in current fiction. I just got a new showerhead – one of those with … Continue reading

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The time in between

What I saw on the train were people, personalities, and events, not just the groggy masses trying to make it from point A to point B without noticing the time in between Continue reading

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Defining your characters through their speech

To assume you don’t write in a voice, and therefore refuse to understand you are placing your characters in a specific time and place, is to deny your readers the full experience of the story being told. You must change your characters voice if they are not from the same place or time as you or the realness of the character (and the story) goes away. Continue reading

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Repeated Writing Errors

These are common problems in my writing, my group’s writing, and possibly the writing community as a whole. They are my group’s current hot, push-button errors. Continue reading

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Characters: Traits + Habits = Mannerisms

a mannerism is a habitual trait – it identifies your character in a way that a name alone cannot Continue reading

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Characters: Physical Description + Setting = History

For most people, first impressions are very strong. Part of that impression is of the person themselves, but part of it is the setting. Continue reading

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