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Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia Creating an Original Character By Maisha Foster-O'Neal You've heard the old maxim before... 'a character can make or break your story.' Okay, okay, so you want to write an interesting character. You've got some plot ideas, you know a little bit about your world, but now you need your characters. Ah yes, such is the desire of all writers. Enough already! Before we dive into Creating Original Characters, I'd like to offer a disclaimer. Disclaimer: I don't claim to know everything about writing. Note: There is already an excellent tutorial about writing the Villain, so I won't make specific references to writing an antagonist. The Basics of Characters The first thing about characters - They are just one facet of a good story. Character Creation: Little Exercises Open up a phonebook and pick out a name, and write a description of that person based only on their name. Types of personality flaws These are just a few of my favourites to give you an idea of what you can add to a character. Sarcastic or cynical. A note on Romance
How to Poison your Ficiontal Characters Do you have a fictional character you need to kill, but you don't want them strangled or shot or stabbed with a knife? Do you want your murderer to kill them without letting anyone know what you plan to do or who your killer is? Try using poison. It's easy to get, easy to use, and even easier to cover up. Maybe your killer could slip some poisonous mushrooms in the victim's salad. Unlike other forms of murder, poisoning is fast and easy and doesn't require strength or a good aim, and if it's done properly, by the time the person realizes he's been poisoned, it's too late, he's already dead. Care to have one of your characters try her hand at murder? Hemlock: All parts of the plant are poisonous. There are many other poisons, too many to list here, and most of them are available to the average person. Are you thinking of writing a historical and don't know what was available at the time?
Mentor Text Lessons...inspired by Picture Books How did this page of quality lessons come about? In 2005, WritingFix and the Northern Nevada Writing Project received a generous grant that helped begin the very popular lesson collection you will find on this page. The generous $25,000 AT&T Grant, acquired with the help of the Washoe Education Foundation, allowed us to design and host a very different kind of inservice class for 100 Northern Nevada teachers, and that inservice made possible this page. Members of the Northern Nevada Writing Project's Technology Team created and demonstrated eight brand new picture book lessons to the first 100 teachers who signed up; they then gave away 100 copies of each of the picture books so that class participants could teach any of the lessons back in their classrooms. Our Picture Book Inservice continues in Northern Nevada. "Your [Picture Books] inservice is--by far--the most valuable class I have ever taken as a teacher.
Deep Spirits: Quest for Truth, Exploration of Beauty & Magic of Life English 50 Exercises for Story Writers English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers Basic Theory: What is a short story? As soon as someone delivers a definition, some good writer will write a story that proves the theory wrong. About the only thing we can say for sure is that short stories are short and that they are written in what we call prose. Some attributes, however, seem to show up more often than not. Short stories have a narrator; that is, someone tells the story; have at least one character in them; have some action occur (or perhaps fails to occur); take place somewhere; that is, there is a setting for the action; and someone either learns something or fails to learn something (theme).With these five characteristics in mind, we can create an almost endless supply of exercises to help sharpen our techniques of story telling. Narrative Voice Twenty or so years ago, voice was the "rite of passage" into a successful writing career. If you've written a story in third person, try it in first.
Mythical Creatures List, Mythical Creatures A-Z Paradigm Online Writing Assistant Brain Games & Brain Training How I Planned My First Novel by Joanna Cravit©2004, Joanna Cravit Last year I wrote my first novel. I knew that it would not be publishable; although I have written dozens of short stories, and lots of nonfiction for my day job, this was my first attempt at a novel-length story, and I resolved to treat it as a practice run. My goal was simply to finish it and to see if I really could sustain a narrative of that length and complexity. For a first attempt, the novel did have its good points. I had a solid handle on my characters and their motivations and backstory. Our writing group decided to see if we could do any better the second time around. Step 1: Begin with an Idea For our first meeting, we began by briefly talking about the best way to ensure a tight plot: to have characters with clear goals and motivations. With this basis established, each person offered a one or two sentence summary of their basic story idea, and invited everyone else to make suggestions on it. Step 2: Work on the High Points Midpoint etc.
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