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Routines For Your Characters

I’ve talked about having your character exercise. Another way to make them more real is to show their routines. Everyone has one. Your protagonist can possess one as well. 553 more words

Writing Techniques

Your Story Characters Don’t Need Faces (and here’s why)

Plenty of works in fiction begin by describing the main character of the story as soon as they enter a scene. This is usually done through one paragraph that is separate to the story- one thick chunk of text that is, essentially, 1,317 more words


Earlier Perspectives-Readings in Riverwood

Reading made me a traveler; travel sent me back to books.

Theroux, Paul. Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads (p. 293).

Penguin Books Ltd. Kindle Edition. 458 more words

Post Colonialism

Riverwood-Reflections in Fall-2017

“A human life is like a single letter of the alphabet.

It can be meaningless. Or it can be part of a great meaning.”

Words in a Jewish Theological seminary-quoted by… 609 more words

Realistic Characters

How Real Are Your Characters?

Besides the physical challenges of being a writer and the obvious release it gives any megalomaniac tendencies you might have, writing also challenges the psyche. As a prolific writer, you have written several stories—fiction, of course—with characters you have either modeled on real-life personalities or whom you have created completely out of nothing. 370 more words

Random Thoughts

PUPPET ON A STRING Creating believable characters

“If you treat your characters like people, they’ll reward you by being fully developed individuals.”

Don Roff (writer & filmmaker)

It’s the Geppetto syndrome. We have all the tools and we know how to use them. 749 more words