Tag Archives: Characterization

50 Ways to Trash your Novel

Slip out the back, Jack. Make a new plan, Stan. No need to be coy, Roy…   1.    Paragraphs are for wimps. 2.    Triple space everything. 3.    Don't use commas. Ever. Anywhere. 4.    Use the curliest font you can find. … Continue reading

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My Guilty Pleasures

We all have them. Little things we do, and love to do. One of mine is playing World of Warcraft. I can take it or leave it, but sometimes… I do three day stints where you barely get me off … Continue reading

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Characterization 101 – The Results

Part 3 of my little characterization exercise.
You have locked your victim into a room.
You have grilled them thoroughly.
Now what?
Now… we bring Order to the Chaos

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Characterization 101 – In the Room

Part 2 of my little characterization exercise. We have our victim cornered. Now we lay into them.

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Characterization 101 – The Start

How do you characterize a character, when they aren’t talking? How can you pin them down and find out what you need to know? Here is how I do it.

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