Tag Archives: character development

How Acting Improved My Writing

How Acting Improved My Writing by Cody Wagner So I’ve been jumping back into theater lately. I’m not bragging or anything. I mean, I’m a really awful actor. Just awful. I actually wrote a character in my novel who auditions … Continue reading

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Too Late for a Big Change?

Too Late for a Big Change? by Joe Torres “Why are you doing it?” I recently had a conversation with my god-daughter about my WIP (work in progress). We talked about how I was hoping, through my work, to change … Continue reading

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Is My Character Finished?

Is My Character Finished? by Joe Torres This is a tough question. Well, it’s not a tough question, as much as it’s a tough answer. At first you think, yeah, the character is finished. But then I happen to be … Continue reading

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Character Personalities

Character Personalities by Elijah Shoemaker When I started writing my first novel, coincidentally the novel that I am working on at present, I began with your basic brainstorming/mind-mapping/prewriting methods. It was extremely haphazard, since I honestly had next to no … Continue reading

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Grieving the Loss of a Fictional Character

Grieving the Loss of a Fictional Character by Joe Torres Webster’s Dictionary defines grief as “a deep sadness, especially caused by someone’s death,” “a cause of deep sadness,” or “trouble or annoyance.” Notice how there is no mention of the … Continue reading

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The National Farmer’s and Housekeeper’s Cyclopaedia

The National Farmer’s and Housekeeper’s Cyclopaedia by Patricia Cox As a writer of historical fiction, I have an abiding fascination with all things 19th century. So, imagine how thrilled I was to come across The National Farmer’s and Housekeeper’s Cyclopaedia! … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith

A Leap of Faith by C. K. Thomas A dove has made her nest under the eve of our back porch, a situation I’m sure Jan Karon would find delightful. I read Karon’s books to enjoy and learn from her … Continue reading

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