Tagged: character development
There are many ways to use ChatGPT for beginning novelists as well as many anxieties. Let us tell you what they are and soothe your worry.
Writer and teacher, Laurel Osterkamp, shares Four Tips For Writing Flawed Protagonists and why they make for compelling stories.
Beth Barany shares insight into building your characters’ reality to make it stand out to readers and how our models of reality can shift in this episode World Building and Mental Models. Platforms the...
Three dimensional characters make better stories, here are three steps authors can use to help readers connect to their characters.
With the flip of a card Tarot and Oracle cards offer thematic, character and plot ideas to authors who find themselves needing inspiration.
Inspiration can come from many different sources, some as easy as simply mixing up your routine and looking around you with new perspective.
LA Bourgeois teaches us how we can use any image as a writing tool, generating ideas and creating characters for us. With Image Play, we have an endless source of inspiration.
Marilyn Flower tells us about the BYOB Challenge and how writing blog posts to develop her characters led to eventually publishing a bestselling ebook.
LA Bourgeois discusses a common problem for writers and how to fix it: Have a scene or character that’s feeling stale? Add a goblin! Your own little agent of chaos will help show you your story.
Use mind mapping to discover your characters’ road not taken and add depth to your fiction. And your life. From writing coach and author of Writing from the Queen’s Seat: Discover and Write From Your Authentic Authority, Catharine Bramkamp.
How careful are you when you describe your characters? Have you ever—or ever been tempted—to fall into clichés to get your point across? If you can avoid character stereotypes, you can strengthen your writing and keep your reader captivated.
Discover how to craft a story and characters readers love by creating a main character with agency, including a clear goal, motivation, and conflict by editor and novelist, Kay Keppler.
If plot stymies you, as it does many people, you might be able to stimulate some ideas by thinking about your characters and what is likely to happen to a person like that. Ask yourself these questions. By novelist and editor, Kay Kappler.
A review of Plot MD by Adrienne Bell. Plot MD a book on how to write a story using two tools Bell created, the Character Arc and the Stacked Funnel Tool Worksheets.