Ultimate Character ProfileGeneral Profile Info:Ultimate Character Profile5 years ago in Other More Like This
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Character Tips 1 - AppearanceCreating Characters AppearanceCharacter Tips 1 - Appearance4 years ago in Other More Like This
Here are a few tips to create the body of your new character. Appearance defines your character almost as much as personality. I hope something will be useful to you.
Is your character muscular? Tall and thin? Short and round? I think about body shape as basically height and weight. There are three basic body types that are also useful to know:
1) Ectomorph This is a delicate build. Pretty much tall and thin, there are more angles on these bodies than curves. Limbs and neck are also long and shoulders tend to be small. They often have a flat chest. Ectomorphs tend to have fast metabolisms.
2) Mesomorph A more athletic build. This type is more muscular. They have broad shoulders, a narrow waist and wide hips. This build gives women an hourglass type shape, with more curves than angles. Mesomorphs gain muscle easily.
3) Endomorph A rounder build. The abdominal area is more dominant with a high waist and n
A Rough Guide to SemicolonsIt is a simple symbol. Some say deceptively so. Incorrectly used, it is the scourge of prose and the ravager of innocent sentences. Amongst all the punctuation marks of the English language, it is perhaps the most abused of all. Many writers fear to touch it at all. It is, the semicolon.A Rough Guide to Semicolons3 years ago in Writing More Like This
But all this doom, gloom and terror is, in fact, quite unnecessary. The semicolon has just two major uses, both of which are quite easy to identify. Let's have a look at them.
1. To Connect Two Independent Clauses
For those who aren't sure, a clause is a series of words that could stand alone as a complete sentence. Clauses are often connected together with conjunctions such as "and" or "but".
Nine friends set out from Rivendell, but only two hobbits reached Mordor.
This could just as correctly be two sentences.
Nine friends set out from Rivendell. Only two hobbits reached Mordor.
But we could also lose the word "but" and still connect these short sentences t