Tag Archives: Characterization

Developing Characters for a Middle Reader Book

We’ll go back to our public speaking questions in a couple of weeks. Today, I want to introduce you to YA author Cheryl Martin and her ability to craft strong characters. As I said before, flat characters leap from the … Continue reading

Posted in Characterization, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Setting + Costumes = Stronger Characters

In theater, setting and costumes help the audience visualize the characters. There’s an art to choosing the perfect furniture piece or costume color. People who are good at dressing a show get paid a lot. Writers can use the same … Continue reading

Posted in Characterization, Costuming, Setting, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Characters that Pop

I asked good friend and author Carla Stewart to drop by and discuss her favorite character in her new release, STARDUST. Carla’s writing reflects her passion for times gone by. A child of the fifties and sixties, she recalls it as … Continue reading

Posted in Characterization, Costuming | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Setting as Character

About five years ago, I got the chance to go to New York to see my first Broadway show. I bought tickets to see 42nd Street. As the orchestra tuned, I fidgeted in my seat. The house lights went down. … Continue reading

Posted in Setting | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

3 Lessons from the HUNGER GAMES

I think March Madness should include the much anticipated movie HUNGER GAMES. Author Suzanne Collins has to be beside herself with excitement to see the words she penned take the stage. But Collins did such a spectacular job of writing, … Continue reading

Posted in Characterization | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Oh, No. Not Davy Jones.

Was saddened to hear the news that my teen heartthrob died. I loved Davy Jones. And although I never met him … I was certain he was in love with me. Amazing how some characters become bigger than life. Ebenezer … Continue reading

Posted in Be Inspired, Characterization | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

A Little Dab Will Do Ya

GUEST POST FRIDAY. Read what writer Jennifer Slattery has to say about the details of characterization. I must have a very short, easily distractible attention span. Hand me a newspaper and I’ll have it read in ten minutes. Jennifer-read, that … Continue reading

Posted in Characterization | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments