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Questionnaires for Writing Character Profiles - Creative Writing Help Enter your e-mail to get the e-book for FREE. We'll also keep you informed about interesting website news. "I have searched the web and used different worksheets, but none have come close to your worksheets and descriptions of (what to do and what not to do). "As usual - I already love the course on Irresistible Fiction, rewriting a lot and improving greatly even after the first lesson. “Essentials of Fiction proved that I could indeed write and I wrote every day, much to my boyfriend's dismay (waa sniff).” - Jill Gardner "I am loving the course and the peer interaction on the blog is fantastic!!!" "I'm enjoying the weekly email course, Essentials of Poetry Writing. "Thank you for all the material in this course. "I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the lessons and feel they were very helpful in introducing new ideas and perspectives to my writing. "Thanks very much for this course. "I'm learning so much. "Thank you so much!! "The Irresistible Fiction course is going well.

What are some ideas for a gothic story Any idea that is interesting enough to you will be a good idea. You cannot write a story or novel based on ideas that someone else invents - you won't be interested enough in the subject to be able to research and write anything that will actually sell. Plus, anonymous people on the internet have no idea how old you are, what your interests are, or how well you can write! In order to write, you need a personal connection to the subject. WikiAnswers is happy to help you learn how to write better. Here are some more suggestions from WikiAnswers contributors:• Write about what you know. A story can be either plot driven, character driven, or both. If you're still stuck, try these websites in the Links below! Most Gothic stories have usual things like vampires and werewolves and other supernatural, mythical creatures in them. See related question for help.

creative writing prompts . com ideas for writers 102 Resources for Fiction Writing « Here to Create UPDATE 1/10: Dead links removed, new links added, as well as Revision and Tools and Software sections. Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration. 10 Days of Character Building Name Generators Name Playground The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test Priming the idea pump (A character checklist shamlessly lifted from acting) How to Create a Character Seven Common Character Types Handling a Cast of Thousands – Part I: Getting to Know Your Characters It’s Not What They Say . . . Establishing the Right Point of View: How to Avoid “Stepping Out of Character” How to Start Writing in the Third Person Web Resources for Developing Characters What are the Sixteen Master Archetypes? Building Fictional Characters Fiction Writer’s Character Chart Speaking of Dialogue

The Gothic Novel David De Vore Anne Domenic Alexandra Kwan Nicole Reidy I. Introduction "Gothic" has come to mean quite a number of things by this day and age. It could mean a particular style of art, be it in the form of novels, paintings, or architecture; it could mean "medieval" or "uncouth." It could even refer to a certain type of music and its fans. A. The Goths, one of the many Germanic tribes, fought numerous battles with the Roman Empire for centuries. B. Centuries passed before the word "gothic" meant anything else again. II. The Gothic novel took shape mostly in England from 1790 to 1830 and falls within the category of Romantic literature. As Ann B. The setting is greatly influential in Gothic novels. The Gothic hero becomes a sort of archetype as we find that there is a pattern to their characterization. The plot itself mirrors the ruined world in its dealings with a protagonist's fall from grace as she succumbs to temptation from a villain. III. IV. A. B. Works Cited: Evans, Bertrand.

Dark-side-of-life on deviantART 25 Ways To Fuck With Your Characters As storyteller, you are god. And to be frank, you’re not a particularly nice god — at least, not if you want your story to resonate with readers. A good storyteller is a crass and callous deity who treats the characters under his watchful eye like a series of troubled butt-puppets. From this essential conflict — storyteller versus character — a story is born. (After all, that’s what a plot truly is: a character who strives to get above all the shit the storyteller dumps on his fool head.) Put differently, as a storyteller it’s your job to be a dick. It’s your job to fuck endlessly with the characters twisting beneath your thumb. And here’s 25 ways for you to do just that. 1. Gods have avatars, mortal or semi-mortal beings that exist on earth to embody the deity’s agenda. 2. The audience and the character must know the stakes on the table — “If you don’t win this poker game, your grandmother will lose her beloved pet orangutan, Orange Julius.” 3. 4. 5. 6. This one? 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

The 100 Most Important Things To Know About Your Character (revised) Quote from original Author(Beth):This list came about when, one day while struggling to develop a character for an upcoming Hunter game, my lovely roommate Nikki looked at me and said something like, "Wouldn't it be cool to have a list of questions you could go through and answer while you were making characters, so you'd make sure to consider all sorts of different elements in their personality?" I agreed, and that very evening we sat down over hot chocolate and ramen noodles to whip up a list of 100 appearance-, history-, and personality-related questions (which seemed like a nice even number) to answer as a relatively easy yet still in-depth character building exercise. Later on, we went through the list again, took out the questions that sucked (because there were a lot of them) and replaced them with better ones. In the more recent past, we've also found that answering those annoying online personality quizzes in-character can sometimes lead to interesting revelations. - Beth

How to Build a Stockpile of Good Writing Ideas Returning to old scraps of writing is one of the best ways to cure writer’s block Not every idea that strikes is going to immediately turn into the beginnings of a novel, story, or poem; sometimes an idea is just a lonely little thing that lives underground for 17 years before… oh wait, that’s the cicada. But not unlike those weird little bugs, ideas can take a long while to come of age. You never know when something you thought up months or years ago will fit itself perfectly — almost accidentally — into your latest work-in-progress, or rub against another idea and spark. That’s why it’s important to write everything down: the brilliant lines, the half-baked notions, and that nonsense you scribbled on a sticky-note after a dream. Gather the seeds. Scraps of ideas can come from anywhere. Write ’em all down — as if you were a naturalist taking notes in the field (only YOU are the subject). But how do you build your stockpile of ideas? 1) You never know when or where an idea will strike —

Gothic Conventions: Setting/Themes/Character/ Gothic Conventions: Setting/Themes/Character/ crallbri: *waves* I was talking with kaithos the other day when the idea to make this post occurred. So, for anyone interested in exploring themes and conventions appropriate for the gothic Ravenloft setting, here we go :) This should help with the writing of fiction as well as providing good ideas to use during game play. Feel free to contribute. "Goth" is a term that was applied to various Germanic tribes who ransacked southern Europe from 376-410 CE. The Gothic movement in literature, like Romanticism, is viewed as a reaction to Enlightenment rationalism, a return to the primitive. Gothic texts characteristically deal with difficult-to-express issues and anxieties. crallbri Kaithos: To stick with Crallbri’s ideas for this thread I would like to include a few ideas about what I think the Ravenloft setting is all about. Here is a link to a Gothic Cinema site. Kai :) crallbri: The Uncanny. Navigation

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