Writing characters can be one of the most difficult things you'll come across while writing a story. Well, maybe characters aren't the hardest thing. But creating a character who seems authentic and life-like, a character your readers care about? That's a different story! Writing great characters is very difficult. I honestly feel like my characters … Continue reading Writing Characters Your Readers Care About
You've come up with a great idea for a character. They have a background, a flaw, a strong personality, and a great part to play in your new, epic novel! You only have one problem. Whenever you were plotting out this new character, you titled them "CHARACTER NAME HERE" or "NAME". And now you're stuck. … Continue reading 5 Great Ways to Create Character Names
It was dark. When Cillan opened his eyes, he felt like nothing had changed. He breathed in stuffy, humid air and let out a quiet groan. Are there hammers pounding my head? He pushed himself painfully onto his elbows and looked around. All was pitch-black. “Where in the kingdom...” Cillan began, but stopped abruptly. A … Continue reading Short Story: Prisoners of the Dark
Hey there, everyone! I had some time on my hands a while back and so I decided to draw my characters from my newest WIP, Frostbite! Now I didn't take a whole lot of time on them, and they're a little rough, but here you go. Enjoy! Gonden More This is Gonden, the main character. … Continue reading Frostbite Character Art!
Sometimes when we write the themes to our stories, we don’t consider the vast subject of crafting our characters to fit our theme. Many times we craft them separately, first creating the theme, and then creating the characters (or vice-versa). That is a big mistake. Whenever you’re crafting your characters, you should always have the … Continue reading 5 Ways to Craft Your Characters With Your Themes
Yes. This time it’s embarrassing writer moments. Let’s go. 😉 1: When someone is talking to you normally and then you get a writing idea. You leap straight into the air, yelling in excitement, and rush away to find a piece of paper to write it down on, leaving the other person confused in mid-sentence. … Continue reading Top 5 Embarrassing Writer Moments
Another quick snippet for you all! Enjoy! 🙂 “Come on,” Crater whispered, and the five of them ran toward the castle. They would have to climb up over the castle wall and come back down inside. Crater unpacked the big crossbow that hung on his back. He loaded it with a grappling arrow with a … Continue reading Novel Snippets: A Silence in the Shadows: Entering the Castle
Before you want to write a novel, you're going to want to know your characters pretty well, right? I mean, you don't want to write bland, wooden characters at the beginning of your novel and then by the end you've got your character down. No, you want to have them nice and rounded already before … Continue reading Four Part Blog Series: Beginning a Novel: Part 4: The Characters