Tag Archives: characters

Autism in Fiction

I kind of tackled this in 2015 with a Questions 3 post.  I didn’t really go into my own thoughts and details though.  Also, I’ve learned a lot and my beliefs back then might have changed.  As my son gets … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

Betrayal by Accident: That Make It Any Better?

We all hate it when characters turn out to be traitors.  Betrayal is rarely applauded beyond it being a surprise twist.  At least, it should be, but it can be tough.  Many times, a character who turns out to be … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Outline Time . . . Trouble Already?

First, I don’t really know if that’s an Irish proverb.  Just liked the sound of it when looking for sleep quotes.  Why do I think this is what’s going to get a lot of comments? The reason I went for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Biographies and Character Evolution: A Head Start?

A goal of writing is to evolve our characters.  If they are the same at the end of their adventure as they were at the beginning then we missed something.  Even if they go back home, there needs to be … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

7 Tips to Writing Character Biographies

Sticking with the character biography topic, we’re going to look into a few tips for those who want to use this trick.  I’m sure this isn’t for everyone.  It’s a big plotter/planner tool alongside outlines and summaries.  You can also … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Is There a Point in Character Bios?

I can already hear at least once pantser preparing to explain why they don’t do this.  If it helps, person with fingers at the ready, you’re right.  Character biographies don’t work for everyone.  They aren’t even universal because everyone has … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

#3 Post of 2020: 7 Tips to Writing a Physical Description that Works

(Post originally made on July 8, 2020.) Don’t go jumping to the comments just yet.  Jessica makes a good point.  Our characters are what we make them, so we shouldn’t blame them for it.  We do have to be careful … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Questions 3: I’M EVIL!!!!

I was going to do a big post about this topic, but I realized that this could be one that differs from person to person.  So, it’s best for me to start with myself and then open up the floor.  … Continue reading

Posted in Questions 3 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

#5 Post of 2020: 7 Tips to Writing Characters with Anxiety

(This post was originally from April 10, 2020.) A few disclaimers here because we’re heading into delicate territory again. Eh, I’m just copying and pasting here.  I am not an expert on mental health by any means.  I read up … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

7 Tips to Outlining in Some Fashion

I’m really surprised that I never did a post like this in all the years that I’ve been blogging about writing.  If I did then WordPress isn’t letting me find it.  Now, not everyone takes the route of planning their … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments