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Tag Archives: Characterization
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
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
Part 3 of my little characterization exercise.
You have locked your victim into a room.
You have grilled them thoroughly.
Now… we bring Order to the Chaos
Part 2 of my little characterization exercise. We have our victim cornered. Now we lay into them.
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.
I was originally going to blog about revisions, and things like that.
Until I tripped across an article by Roger Ebert, titled “Nil by Mouth”
I recommend reading it, not only for the content, but for his use of words and emotion. (Although the content is incredibly moving and evocative. I loved every word.)