Character Generation

What’s My Motivation

Enneagrams (Any-a-grams)                 In something K.M. Weiland’s Creating Character Arcs, she begins with the questions of what the lie the character believes, what the character wants, and what the character needs. In something else I’ve read by her, she noted Read more…

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Boldly Going…

“Bravely going where no one has gone before….” That might be an exaggeration, but politics is one of four subjects that many people think unacceptable in polite conversation: sex, income, politics, and religion. If you’re not writing a political thriller, Read more…

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Character Generation

Favorite Color & Number

Favorite Colors                 Besides being a nice bit of trivia about a character, knowing his/her favorite colors will influence choices in clothing, furnishing, and even vehicles.  If your story is set on Earth in this time, the following table presents Read more…

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Don’t Be Afraid

Specific Phobias             According to the statistics, eight percent of the population experiences a phobia at some point in their lives, and twenty-one percent have serious difficulties with their fears. Giving a character a phobia is a way of making Read more…

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Hair

                Blonds have more fun? Flirty bob? Short and sassy? Long and flowing? Watch the temper of a red-head. Hair should be simple, but given a choice, my characters would all end up with hair that is fiery red-gold, black, Read more…

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Vocalese

          What does your character’s words sound like? Even if you don’t describe what your characters sound like to your readers, it would be useful to share with someone recording your story. Sometimes, it seems as if writers include characters Read more…

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