Definitive List of Cliched Dialogue “The Definitive List of Cliché Dialogue” started with U.K.-based screenwriter Kevin Lehane . I explained the background in a post here back in November, 2009:
Yesterday I posted a response to a reader question from Annika W: Does a Mentor character always have to be right? In comments , a discussion arose about the movie Wall Street , so I figured it would be interesting for us to analyze that movie per its character archetypes. For background on five primary character archetypes (Protagonist, Nemesis, Attractor, Mentor, Trickster) you can go here to an early post I put together on the subject. Character archetypes in WALL STREET
Approach to Writing Women Characters
The simple automated character name generator below will help in your search for interesting and unique character names, male or female. Have you struggled to imagine a suitable name for your story or novel character? Character Name Generator
When George Plimpton asked Ernest Hemingway what the best training for an aspiring writer would be in a 1954 interview , Hem replied, “Let’s say that he should go out and hang himself because he finds that writing well is impossibly difficult.
[ Author’s note: Of the many things I’ve written for the Poynter website, none has been as popular as my "Twenty Tools for Writers." This list has been quoted, cited, praised, debated, and repurposed by writers, editors, teachers, and other professionals who care about the craft. That folks find these tools useful gives me courage.