Guide To Designing Characters
So, youve decided to write a story and want some info on character creation. Or youre just bored and want to read something, or youre my friend and youre reading this because you are thinking Oh my gosh! Shes actually posting something! Its probably going to be crap but who cares! or something like that. And you also might be thinking Who are you, Miss Gigi, to give us character info? You havent even written anything else! Well, actually, I have, but I have this thing where I will be so happy with a chapter of a story, and the next day I will go through and be all Oh, ma
Character Designing 101 Any writer will tell you that it is not the author who controls the story, but the characters. Try as you may your to write one story, your characters may have another story in mind. Relationships will blossom, rivalries will develop, and your plot will change uncontrollably all at the will of your characters. So it goes without saying that your characters should be strong and confident enough to carry this story upon their backs. With boring stale characters comes a boring stale story, no matter how beautiful or well thought out its plot is.Character Designing 1014 years ago in Writing More Like This
So the p
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You are all probably familiar with national writers month, right? If not, its a month where thousands of people try write a book within that time limit, but national writers month is not the only month where this can happen.
First off, here are some tips from some famous authors who participated in Nat
CHARACTER CREATING TIPS Part 2CHARACTER CREATING TIPS Part 28 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
CHARACTER CREATING TIPS
Part 2: Designing
Here we will address the actual designing process, helping you pick the best features for your original character, these are not rules, just suggestions to consider.
#1. Hair should match the characters personality and lifestyle.
Granted a person can have whatever hairstyle they like, but they also take into consideration what they do for a living, or a hobby.
If the character is an active one, like a fighter for example, they might want short hair that's easy to maintain and quick to fix. Or medium length hair that can easily be pulled back into small ponytails and buns, but don't rule out long
Tips on writing Info on Writing!Tips on writing6 years ago in Editorial More Like This
(No, I'm not writing this to sound like a pompous ass, or because I think I'm particularly great. I've just been reading and writing for ages...And I wanted to pull up a couple things, long story...Anyways, take it as you will! Flame as you will.)
1: Grammar is REALLY important in how things sound. For me, it's trying to avoid overusing ellipses, and run on sentences. Also...Very important! (see, I just pulled out a fragment and an ellipse...again!). Anyways, important: Try to make a new paragraph every time someone speaks...
2: Speaking of someone speaking...Try to avoid falling into the cycle of he said, she
Kai-Kai's writing tips 3Duckies! You have returned! This is Kai-Kais writing tips for beginners part tres. In the other sections of my handy dandy tip series we went over characters and plot. Here is where were going to start getting into topics that are a little more difficult to simply make a chart and fix.Kai-Kai's writing tips 34 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Number Fourteen: But I thought?
Continuity is having the details of the story match up each time they are mentioned. Continuity tends to overlap a bit with the plot holes we went over last time.
To prove that I am most certainly not above mistakes Ill give you an example of this from my own sordid writing past. I had a character where
Kai-Kai's writing tips 1Hello Duckies. Welcome one and all to Kai-Kais writing tips for beginners. Now we shall start this edition with the thing that most people seem to have the most issues with (and yet to me seem rather unimportant compared to the plot) and that is Characters. Now when I said unimportant I meant that if you have a good plot several different characters should be able to be used as the main and still provide for an interesting story. But well get into all that later on.Kai-Kai's writing tips 14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Number One: The bane of existence, Mary-Sues and Gary-Stues.
Let me start by saying this Adding a scar does not stop your character from being a Mary-Sue.
Kai-Kai's writing tips 2Hello again Duckies. Welcome to Number TWO of Kai-Kais writing tips for beginners. Last time we spent a lot of time straightening out all those characters you have floating through your head. This time we will be spending most of our time on two things. Plot. And Pace. Lets start alphabetically shall we?Kai-Kai's writing tips 24 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Number Seven: Say what?
Pace. Its not just a salsa ya know. It refers to how quickly youre going through the plot and therefore the story. The biggest issue Ive seen is a pace that makes you think you just took some sort of illegal substance. Slow it down people. Its okay to make a story last a couple of
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1. Everyone Loves Humor- Have fun! Make irony! Sculpt new metaphors! Be fresh! Be charismatic! Love what you do! If all else fails, go sarcasm.
2. Know Thine Neighbor- Be well read. Read works related to your intended subject, but NEVER copy. You have a mind, and if you dont, get out or get flamed.
3. Find Your Voice- Every writer has one. Know yours and know your easiest moods to set for your work. You can find it by writing and even comparing with others. If youre stuck, ask someone to find your voice through your work, preferably an English Teacher.
4. Youre Not J.K. Rowling- Dont
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These are definitely not rules just guidelines! In case you come up with a humorous fanfic and maybe need some ideas
1. Be Unexpected. This is the basic concept for humor, I think. Something so unexpected happens, that your audiences first reaction is to laugh. This task is sometimes a bit harder to carry out in writing than it is visually, but it can still be done! Try come up with an action or punchline you think few people will see coming, that no one will suspect. Then youll get them. Just avoid turning to tired old clichés, and come up with your own material an
Ideas for Character PastsLife-Changing EventsIdeas for Character Pasts2 years ago in Writing More Like This
- Rite of passage (birth, adolescence, marriage, joining a religion or club, etc.)
- Death of a family member, mentor, lover, pet, or best friend
- Committing a crime; murder, stealing, break-in, kidnapping, arson, rape, drugs, adultery, forgery, treason, etc.
- Victim or witness of a crime
- Falling in love
- Converting beliefs
- Switching jobs/careers
- Switching lifestyle
- Saving a life
- Scientific discovery
- Personal discovery; destiny, spiritual goal, family secrets, hidden potential, power, or talent
- Fighting in a war
- Winning or losing a battle
- Being recognized for a skill, trait, endeavor, or
Character MakingCharacter Making4 years ago in Writing More Like This
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What kind of basic character to you want yours to be?
My characters usually reflect me. I manage to weave very subtly bits about me in my stories. Whats happened in my life, what the character looks like, its all just a puddle of me-ness. But then there are characters which are exact opposites of me. Seriously, we have practically nothing in common. So you have to decide on a WIDE variety first: you, someone else, or
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The wind blew hard and cold, it brought great sheets of freezing rain and ice down upon the land. A figure stumbled blindly through the frozen wasteland, looking for any place to spend the night. Hours passed, but nothing was to be found. Half frozen as he was, it was getting harder and harder for the short man to move.
Then when all hope seemed lost, and the traveler was about to give in to despair, a light pierced through the darkness. An old church lay on the side of the road, it's doors spread wide in welcome. The man quickly hurried inside, only to be encompassed by warmth. He was safe at last.
"Excuse me, strang
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abcadab tutorialthe abcadab is a form i devised while playing with alphabetic poetry forms. the syllable structure of this form is based on a form i derived called median.abcadab tutorial1 year ago in Writing More Like This
-rhyming is not mandatory, but is allowed.
-the form consists of 6 quatrains and a concluding couplet.
-the quatrains have a syllable-per-line count of 3/5/5/3
-the couplet has a syllable-per-line count of 3/5
-the first word of the first stanza must start with a word beginning in the letter 'a',