Posts Tagged ‘exercises’

Character hotseating

June 17th, 2010 No comments

I want to talk for a bit about developing well developed characters. I’ve mentioned back-story before, but not in this context. I’m of the opinion that the most important part of a character is their history. It informs their reactions to current events, and in contemporary story-telling, sometimes a character’s reactions are all you’ve got to describe the character. Read more…

How much description?

September 17th, 2009 No comments

This is a very tricky thing I find. Mainly it has to do with confidence in your voice, and belief in what you’re writing, but I usually find myself asking if what I’m seeing is being translated. And of course, this all has to do with description. Read more…

Really short stories – six words

July 25th, 2009 No comments

Okay, now we’re talking minimalist! You thought 140 characters was small, try doing a story in 6 words. Read more…

Really short stories – Twitter stories

July 18th, 2009 No comments

As Twitter has become more popular, many have been taking up the challenge of squeezing things down into 140 characters. What about stories? Read more…

Really short stories – mini sagas

July 11th, 2009 No comments

There are some tiny tiny stories floating around out there. And although it’s not likely you’d ever publish one, they can be a fun exercise, and a good lesson in editing – most of which is cutting! I’ll post about three types of short short stories. First up is mini sagas.

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