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Writing Desk Weekend

Characterisation…

Of course, your first creation must be your character!

So far you have chosen a name, gender and age for your character but little else. 104 more words

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What do you do with the scraps of wood that have been cluttering your garage for over a decade?

Well, I make me a highly unsightly yet highly functional bed desk and manuscript holder in an effort to make the sorrowful task of writing a little less sorrowful, and from which I posted this self-aggrandizing semi-selfie (it has my feet in it anyway). 8 more words

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Environment…

As previously stated, when many writers begin, their biggest problem is not usually the character but the environment in which the character lives! Many people can imagine their own environment in detail, but have trouble communicating it to others. 62 more words

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Time to clean up my act

A few times a year, my writing desk looks like the pile in the corner could topple and eat me.  Character wheels, plot points, and marketing ideas get piled, one on top of each other, until it’s hard to dig through all of the mess to find what I need.  513 more words

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Now What?…

By now your character will have a name but perhaps very little more. Over the next few weekends we will look at establishing your story beyond just a name.

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Writing Desk Weekend

Creating Your Character…

By now you should have thought of a name for your character.
So… Grab a pencil, Imagine you are someone other than yourself, and Answer the following questions. 52 more words

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