Tagged: characters

Have You Thought About This? Relatable Characters 4

Have You Thought About This? Relatable Characters

(A quick author’s note- I’m sure you were all expecting the wise and lyrical Hannah to be writing this post but due to unforeseen circumstances, you get me instead. I will try and be...

Have You Thought About This? : Diversity in Literature 14

Have You Thought About This? : Diversity in Literature

Let’s get this out of the way. I am white. I am white and I grew up in bland Midwestern America. I love my hometown and the place that I’m from, but it’s bland...

Fiction Focus Week 7- Sidekicks 2

Fiction Focus Week 7- Sidekicks

A little late this week- I almost forgot! I’m sorry! But that’s just the way of it, isn’t it? I always come back, I always deliver, if somewhat haphazardly, perhaps in a fashion you...

The Editing Cycle #5 – Character Dialogue 3

The Editing Cycle #5 – Character Dialogue

There’s a lot to be said about dialogue. Perhaps a year, or ten from now, a revolutionary author will come along and present us with a book that has no spoken word, no vernacular...

Fiction Focus Week 5- Character Death 3

Fiction Focus Week 5- Character Death

(Thanks to AriaAdams for this week’s theme) Killing characters is a tricky business. Some people love it, some people (myself included) hate it. There are lots of different reasons for doing it. Maybe your...

Fiction Focus Week 5- Heroes 5

Fiction Focus Week 5- Heroes

One of the things that turns up in fiction (particularly sci-fi, fantasy, adventure and YA) again and again are heroes- and heroines, but for some reason the word “heroine” has much more Victorian connotations,...

The Editing Cycle #3 – Character Growth 4

The Editing Cycle #3 – Character Growth

Whether you’ve finished writing your novel, or have only just begun, one of the most important things to consider is character consistency vs character growth. Every character in your novel goes through a journey...

Fiction Focus Week 2- Villains 5

Fiction Focus Week 2- Villains

So I considered going into more detail about protagonists and focus on one small part of that- the hero. Then I came to the conclusion that most people don’t really care about heroes. What...

Fiction Focus 1- Protagonists 8

Fiction Focus 1- Protagonists

So, you’re all set to write that story of dashing and daring- or maybe of romance- or of political intrigue- or self discovery- or an odd relationship- whatever it might be, I will put...