Posts Tagged ‘characters’

The Best Of GMW From 2013

December 31st, 2013 No comments

Howdy! I hope 2013 was great for you and you got lots of writing done! I bet I can guess what your new year’s resolution is. To celebrate, here are some of the best Get Me Writing posts from this year. Enjoy! Read more…

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Prepare Your Characters

September 3rd, 2013 No comments

I have covered a few ways to prepare your character on GetMeWriting, but I recently heard a new one, so this seems like a good time for a round up! Read more…

Crafting an Epic – Staying True To Your Characters

August 6th, 2013 No comments

Change is important to your main characters, but you shouldn’t blindside your readers with unrealistic out-of-the-blue weirdness! What change is acceptable and how do you keep the balance in your epic series? Read more…

Character Template – Free Download!

January 22nd, 2013 5 comments

Here is a free character template for you to use when planning your own stories. If you don’t yet have a process for sketching out your characters, now’s a great time to start. Read more…

Welcome to the Character Creation Screen

January 8th, 2013 3 comments

Time to examine one of my weaknesses and talk about character. Read the writing techniques I’ve used to force depth from shallow waters! Read more…

Ten Great Posts From 2012!

January 1st, 2013 No comments

It’s yearly-round-up-time! I much prefer this way of celebrating the new year to keeping your neighbours awake phoning everyone you know and yelling “HAPPY NEW YEAR!” at them, then keeping your crappy party music going until four in the morning. Read more…

Redefining Scenes: Why a Scene is Not What You Think it is

August 25th, 2012 2 comments

Scenes are an important way of dividing your story, both so it’s easier to read and easier to write. But a scene is so much more than that! On K. M. Weiland’s blog, Justine Schofield redefines scenes in a way that focusses on their real purpose. Here’s my take. Read more…

Build an Editing Plan to Make That 2nd Draft Easier

August 11th, 2012 No comments

So I’ve completed a first draft. Congrats to me! But now the intimidating wall that is editing has risen before me, taunting me with its scale and slippery surface!

Well, there ain’t nuttin’ I can do about the height, but I can add some handholds. Read more…

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In Their Shoes – Getting Point of View Right

July 28th, 2012 No comments

I’ve been wrangling with character development this week, and I’ve found a lot of the problems I’ve had are to do with the point of view. I haven’t chosen the wrong one, but they all have their pros and cons, right?

Let’s examine that shall we? Read more…

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Ruminations on Destiny and Peril

June 2nd, 2012 No comments

So I’ve been thinking a lot about content recently. Not the whole process of writing, but about what is actually written. This has been spurred by a number of things, different influences and so fourth, but it did give me some serious thought about the role of destiny in your story. Read more…