Fiction Writing: What Makes Readers Care About Your Characters? “Really scary books succeed because we come to know and care about the characters.
I like to say, “It’s the PEOPLE, stupid” — NOT the monsters!” - Stephen King What makes readers care about your characters? What makes them hate with a passion or fall in love? What keeps them reading? Recognition When you see yourself or someone familiar to you in a character concept, the connection is instantaneous. The situations that your characters experience and the actions they take achieve that bond. Some experiences are universal. Cure writers block with writing prompts - writing tips character name generator - StumbleUpon. Internet Resources - Writers Resources - Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers - Fiction Writing.
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Absolutely essential = essential aforementioned = DELETE a bigger/greater/higher/larger degree of = more a considerable amount of = DELETE OR BE SPECIFIC a decreased number of = fewer a distance of 28 kilometers = 28 kilometers a lesser/smaller degree of = less/fewer He noticed a lesser degree of errors = He noticed fewer errors. a lot of = many, much a majority of = most, much of, many a person who is xxx = a xxx person A person who is dedicated will succeed = A dedicated person will succeed. a total of seven xxxs = seven xxxs added bonus = bonus advance notice/reservations = notice/reservations advance warning = warning advance planning = planning after all is/was said and done = DELETE After all was said and done, the trip to the well was a disaster. all across = across all of = all.
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Permalink No, it’s not an iPad wannabe, nor is it a new eReader. It’s got no apps or games or books stored on its memory card. This simple tablet device takes the place of pen and paper, that’s all. It has a simple real-paper-look interface that allows you to make notes or sketches for future reference, then save or delete them. See NoteSlate’s website for specifications and details. Looks like the basic model along with the white and black version will be available June 2011, while the red, green, and blue ones will be available in December 2011. NoteSlate COLOR (price and availability will be announced at a later date) Thanks Stephon! Character Name Generator. 80 Journal Writing Prompts. One Sentence Stories. See also: the most popular from the last 30 days.
David Vanderbyl Only a few blocks from home my 3-year-old brother opened the rear door of our family's Dodge Polara, and quick as a wink he was gone. tags: childhood drama [add] 2006-09-02 19:10:06 / Rating: 7330.25 / ferdinandthebull When I was 5 or so my mom would tell me to lie down before she tied my tie and I just now realized at the age of 19 that she did this because she's a funeral director. tags: funeral disenchanted humor [add] 2008-04-08 16:46:37 / Rating: 7305.5 / What are the odds? I knew God had a sense of humor when I hesitantly answered the ringing K-Mart payphone, only to hear my best friend, who had misdialed my home phone number, on the other end. tags: coincidence telephone humor friends God random [add] 2008-06-10 10:39:09 / Rating: 6474 / Ashamed My atheist neighbor has helped more people in the past year than my entire congregation has in the past ten. tags: religion shame hypocrite ashamed atheist atheism [add] Alexandra Limey Tom.