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23.10.2011 13:11    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Characters      Tags: character development  characters  bryan thomas schmidt  
Character Development is core to good storytelling. After all, characters are whom readers connect to and if they are stagnant and unchanging, the story can fail to hold reader’s interest.
 
22.10.2011 20:25    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Characters      Tags: characters  character writing  kathy steffen  
Developing characters can be a daunting task. Sure, you may start out with a character type in mind; you might see him, know his mannerisms, hear him speak.
 
22.10.2011 20:18    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Backstory      Tags: backstory  kathy steffen  
Backstory (exposition or flashbacks about the lives characters have led prior to the start of a book, story or movie) has a bad reputation out there in writer-land.
 
06.10.2011 18:22    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Dialogue      Tags: dialogue  nancy warren  
I was thinking about how often we refer to good dialogue as ‘sparkling’. For some reason, thirst perhaps, the word sparkling immediately made me think about my favorite beverage’champagne.
 
26.09.2011 00:42    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Plot  Writing Tips      Tags: fiction  writing  plot  fiction writing  shruti chandra gupta  
Create a plot where there is plenty of scope for action. An old man is sitting on his wheelchair, watching television.
 
26.09.2011 00:09    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Novel Writing  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Characters  Writing Tips      Tags: character in fiction  characters  fiction  crawford kilian  
Plausible, complex characters are crucial to successful storytelling. You can develop them in several ways.
 
25.09.2011 23:52    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: character tags  characters  tags  
In one of my stories (set in the 1800's) I have a heroine who always says "hell's bells" when she is angry.
 
22.09.2011 20:25    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: elements of fiction  richard a mccullough  
What every writer must know and use to write truly compelling fiction. The elements of fiction are the basic principles.
 
07.09.2011 20:59    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Characters  Writing Craft  Writing Plot  Writing Style  Screenwriting      Tags: melanie anne phillip  creating characters from plot  characters  
If you already have a story idea, it is a simple matter to create a whole cast of characters that will grow out of your plot.
 
07.09.2011 20:46    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Characters  Writing Tips      Tags: characters  writing characters  laraine anne barker  
Don't Make Characters do Impossible Things with Their Eyes
 
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