Spotlight on Creating Characters
Creating memorable characters covers character background creation, naming characters and exploring their everyday world.
When characters are faced with conflics, setbacks and other adversities, it not only provides a plot but it helps you to delve into who your characters are. Creating Fictional Characters requires the use of adversity and conflict. Use action to shape characters. Use characters to shape action.
Character bio sheets are not only a simple way to create characters, they are a great way to keep track of the characters you develop. When you write a longer work, such as a novel or screenplay, it is easy to forget minor character details. If you aren’t careful, the blue eyes you described on […]
Creating a fictional character can be done in a multitude of ways. There are plenty of methods, and none of them are truly right or wrong. What is important is to find methods that work for you. Below are ten methods I detailed to help me create characters. I usually use two or more of these techniques when creating a new character so that I get more than one perspective.
How Articulate Are Your Characters? Most writers are articulate. Because they work with the written word on a daily or near daily basis, and because they have a love of language, most writers express themselves well. Just because a writer is articulate, however, doesn’t mean that a character should be articulate. Adjusting your language to […]
Spotlight on Poetry Writing
A description of the Tercet poetry form with examples of tercet poetry.
A guide to how to write an epistle poem with epistle examples and a description of the epistle form. An answer to the question, what is an epistle?
Most cinquain poems consist of a single, 22 syllable stanza, but they can be combined into longer works. A cinquain consists of five lines. The first line has two syllables, the second line has four syllables, the third line has six syllables and the fourth line has eight syllables, the final line has two syllables
The acrostic poetry form is fun and easy to learn. For this reason it is very popular in elementary and middle school poetry programs. The key to the form is that the first letters of the first words of every line in the poem come together to spell out a word or phrase — generally […]
Spotlight on Freelancing
If there is one thing a freelance writer loves, itâ€™s telling someone elseâ€™s story. The only thing they love more is working on spec.
People wonder what it is like to be a freelance writer. I thought I would help out with a quick guide to our lifestyle. It’s pretty awesome, as you know from movies and television. The Bathrobe Have you ever wanted to go to work in your bathrobe, but were afraid of what others might say? […]
Every publicationâ€™s editor has tastes that may not be reflected in the submissions guidelines. They may prefer a specific approach to the subject matter that they publish. They may prefer that their writers have a certain background that you do not have. They may not like your sources or your use of commas.
One way to both get out among other people and feel more businesslike is to rent an office or a cubicle. Craigslist is a great place to look for workspaces. With the current economy and the number of businesses that are downsizing, it is easy to find cheap space in most metropolitan areas.