Here’s a little teaching experiment I’m trying. Check out what Etta Mae Story has to say about giving your secondary characters choices.

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Wife. Mother. Writer. Acting Coach. Director of Dallas International Performing Arts Academy.
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  1. Marji Laine says:

    Oh my gosh! This is amazing! I got writing instruction and my girls were entertained all at the same time! Woohoo!

    Seriously, what excellent advice. And I hadn’t heard it before now. You are so talented Lynne!

  2. Lynne Gentry says:

    Thanks so much, Marji! Please share it, would you?

  3. Oh. My. Stars! I’m practically speechless. You’re amazing, my friend. LOVE.

  4. Mary Gallagher Williams says:

    This characterization video was so funny! You’re an inspiration, Lynne. I want to grow up and be just like you as a writer!

  5. Lisa Harris says:

    What a great idea! Can’t wait to watch this. Characterization is so important–something I’ve continued to learn from you.

  6. Julie Marx says:

    LOL. I think this is a great way to convey a message, Lynne. Even to act it out w/o talking directly to the audience. Good, good, good!

  7. Love this Lynne! What a fun idea for our characters to come out and play.

    Yay!! Passed on to Fliterary and Tweeted. 🙂

  8. Jane Thornton says:

    Love the video. You make the character come alive and at the same time give excellent advice. I’d love to see more of these!

  9. Lee Carver says:

    You are a scream, girlfriend! The only thing wrong with this video is that you’re too young and too pretty to be either one of the pickle-making twins. An excellent lesson in writing, too. Thanks for making this video.

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