Jim Butcher - FaerieCon East 2013 - Transcript - Traits, Tags, and Character IntroductionsBlog Original Recording Credit: Dennis Young Jim Butcher's Lecture When you're creating this protagonist character, the most common mistake that inspiring writers make is that they are too inhibited, too conservative, too cautious with their character. There's got to be a certain amount of exaggerating involved with your protag. If you don't, you're going to have characters who seem a little bit flat, who seem a little bit uninteresting. Almost all of your characters are going to have one or two of these exaggerated traits. The most important thing you can have about your protagonist, the absolutely most important trait -- and this is important not just for the reader, but for you as a writer -- your protagonist has to be driven to get his goal. Other than that, the really important thing that you do is set up your tags and traits for your protagonist correctly. Tags are words that get associated with a character. There's a number of ways you can introduce your character.
Daily Writing Prompts Writing Prompt 365 The End Write about new beginnings in your life that you eagerly anticipate. These writing prompts were an experiment in cultivating a habit and maintaining it for 365 days straight. Now, at the end of the year, I am concluding this portion of my journey and hope that you enjoyed it with me. With over 900 followers with just over 365 posts, I’m glad that this blog reached out to so many. My hope is that you take time now to reflect on this past year, and use what you have learned to make your life and the lives of others much better. Have a happy and blessed New Year! Filed under creative writing prompts Daily writing prompt daily writing prompts writer's block writing a book writing prompt writing prompt ideas writing prompts Writing Prompt 364 This woman has been watching you from a distance. Filed under writing prompt ideas writer's block writing prompts daily writing prompts Writing Prompt 363 What hobbies were you good at as a child that you stopped doing as an adult?
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Commas Summary: This resource offers a number of pages about comma use. Contributors:Dana Driscoll, Allen BrizeeLast Edited: 2017-10-31 02:17:11 Comma Use 1. The game was over, but the crowd refused to leave. The student explained her question, yet the instructor still didn't seem to understand. Yesterday was her brother's birthday, so she took him out to dinner. 2. a. While I was eating, the cat scratched at the door. Because her alarm clock was broken, she was late for class. If you are ill, you ought to see a doctor. When the snow stops falling, we'll shovel the driveway. However, don't put a comma after the main clause when a dependent (subordinate) clause follows it (except for cases of extreme contrast). INCORRECT: The cat scratched at the door, while I was eating. CORRECT: She was still quite upset, although she had won the Oscar. b. Having finished the test, he left the room. To get a seat, you'd better come early. After the test but before lunch, I went jogging. c. Well, perhaps he meant no harm. 3.