Cardboard cutouts aren't very scary. One-dimensional villains are far too common in fiction. You know the type: arrogant, slick, evil , and therefore psychologically unbalanced, at least according to the other characters.
If you're a fiction writer -- whether you're working on a novel, short story, screenplay, television series, play, web series, webserial, or blog-based fiction -- your characters should come alive for your reader or audience. The highly detailed chart below will help writers develop fictional characters who are believable, captivating, and unique.
All great works of art are trophies of victorious struggle. —Julius Meier-Graefe The other week was hard. Late nights, tight deadlines, and little sleep. To top it off, I lost my wallet, misplaced my license, and was subjected to the horrors of Babies-R-Us for an entire hour.
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1: Establishing Your Authority Chuck teaches two principal methods for building a narrative voice your readers will believe in. Discover the Heart Method and the Head Method and how to employ each to greatest effect.
Here are lots of poem starters that you can use for your own poetry writing. (If you're looking for story starters instead, click here) .
English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers More Exercises:
Thinking about writing a blog? Been writing a blog for some time now and have yet to establish any growth (and by “growth” I mean “increased pageviews”)? Over the past 10 years I’ve refined my blogging skills—that’s right, I started my first blog back in 2001 and it is so embarrassing by today’s standards that I’m almost unwilling to link to it … almost .
While taking a workshop with author Janice MacDonald on developing a traditional fiction story plot (the kind with a beginning, middle and end), I decided to modify one of the templates that came with my Pages program into a set of worksheets. These worksheets can help you outline your fiction plot and determine the story structure. I’m also a big fan of John Truby’s 22 Building Blocks structure to plot development and try to integrate his screenplay plot development into my fiction writing.
My problem is that I start working on a project, finish chapter one, and decide I'm not happy with it.
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