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The List of Random Character Quirks

I recently found a list characteristics I made years ago and added to over the years. I found it while I was moving all my past stories from my notebooks onto my computer. 540 more words

Character Creation

Character Speech Patterns

Rarely is a main character silent. Or really rarely there is a story without dialogue involved, but it has to be natural. Unless the person has the personality of the starched collar of a shirt, the dialogue shouldn’t be stiff. 429 more words


Poem of the Week: One Character

One Character
July 16, 2014

One character,
One template.
Template from an idea,
Template upon which to build—
Build a persona,
Build a life,
Life into existence, 176 more words


#LOTRO #Mooc Week 1

After a long leave of absence this blog is back from hiatus this summer with Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative by Jay Clayton, offered on the #Coursera platform alongside Vanderbilt University. 490 more words

MOOC Homework

Character Relationships

I’ve always found it hard to make a character’s relationships realistic and natural. That may or may not have to do with the fact that I’m socially awkward and have a hard time forming relationships of my own. 429 more words


Why the reason behind every action matters.

Alright, pardon the incredibly late by my standards post. I’ve been rather busy with my personal life. A lot of harsh weather has knocked upon a friends door, and I’ve more than gladly offered what shelter I can. 1,139 more words


Birthing your storytellers

Character creation is a basic essential for writing a story. This can also be a challenging thing for writers, especially beginners. It’s hard to explain how to give your characters more depth. 571 more words