Saturday, October 29, 2011
What Up the Street For Next Week?
If you're dressing up (or if you could dress up as anything) what are you going to be?
It's so much fun to put on a mask and change your personality into someone (or something) you can only be in make believe.
Don't we do that a little bit with our characters? Put on their personalties for a little while as we write them?
Are there any characters you're writing who are difficult masks for you to wear? Difficult to get into their skin?
Some books about writing characters:
Characters, Emotions, & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress
Plot Versus Character- A Balanced Approach to Writing Great Fiction by Jeff Gerke
Believable Characters: Creating With Enneagrams by Laurie Shnebly
What's Happening This Week?
Monday - Angie brings The Writers Quench to you today - what do you do with thirsty sentences?
Tuesday - Julia challenges Pepper's last week post about Plotting from a Panster, with her own spin about Pantsing from a Plotter :-)
Wednesday - Sarah comes to help set you straight on setting goals with Goals-Schmoals: Here's What You Really Need
Thursday - More from Wendy from the fantastic book by Swain called Techniques of a Selling Writer
Friday - Cindy continues her series What's Missing From Your Novel? with Deep POV.
It pays to be a frequent guest at The Alley - winner of Diann Mill's novel Attracted to Fire is Joanne Sher.
Here's some helpful (and fun) tips for Character Development:
What's your movie personality? http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/Quizzes/Movie-Personality-Quiz.aspx
Classic Movie Personality Test - http://similarminds.com/movie.html