Tag Archives: characters

Beauty Queens May Age, But They Never Really RETIRE their TIARAS

I can’t tell you how excited I was to dust off my old tiaras for the Pulpwood Queen’s Girlfriend Weekend. I have three tiaras … all of them won years ago. (Miss Kansas FFA being the biggest … impressive, right?) Pulpwood Queens … Continue reading

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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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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

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  BUY NOW: Reinventing Leona at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD, or Mobipocket Behind the scenes, directors make a million choices: script, cast, costumes, feel of the show, lighting, blocking, sets, etc. But when the curtain goes up, the show … Continue reading

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Turning Setting into Character

I try to use all of my senses when describing a setting, and try to think of everything that would impact a character in any given scene. ~Mercedes Lackey, fantasy author One of my readers sent these lines for transforming … Continue reading

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Ever notice how irons have a setting for permanent press? I don’t get it. ~Steven Wright, comedian, actor, writer Some story settings are as useless at helping define the characters as the permanent press setting on an iron is at … Continue reading

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