Introducing Characters

Introducing characters at the beginning of a story can be tricky. If not done well, it will sink your narrative before it’s had a chance to take off. Too Many Characters My mystery A Shadow on the Snow has a lot of characters. My main character Rae lives in a county not only full of… Continue Reading →

Who Are These Characters?

I think it’s hard for adults to write from a child’s perspective. But that’s the challenge of today’s prompt. Who are these characters? My point of view character is the little boy. “Give me big smiles.” Sarah is really nice. Just as nice as Daddy said she was. I grin big as me and Tina… Continue Reading →

Character Story Starter

This week’s prompt is a character story starter instead of one for a setting, like I had last week. Who is this girl? Or is she a woman? Again, like last week, right down your first impressions without analyzing them. Careful of her appearance Fashionable but not trendy, individual taste stands out Thoughtful Stunned and… Continue Reading →

When a Character Takes Over

If you let your imagination soar during NaNoWriMo, you run the risk of a character hijacking your story. Maybe you’ve read about other writers who have had characters appear out of nowhere, fully formed, as if someone has air-dropped them into their brains. Don’t let it worry you. When a character takes over, you may… Continue Reading →

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