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Cultivating Character

Cultivating Characters ~ Part 5 ~ Character Introduction

Now that you know all about your character’s ghost, the lie, desire and the wound, let’s discuss the moment your character first takes the stage. This must be a WOW! Factor When the curtain rises on her for the first… Continue reading →

Cultivating Characters ~ Part 4 ~ The Wound

In life, when we open ourselves up and show people our faults, we make ourselves vulnerable. When we do this in our writing, it pulls us towards the characters even if the wound is unpleasant. We even get drawn into… Continue reading →

Cultivating Characters ~ Part 3 ~ Desire

Without desire, there is no character; without character there is no story.   Desire creates good character because it creates conflict –> if we want nothing, nothing will happen. Put your character at odds with someone or something. Life and… Continue reading →

Cultivating Characters ~ Part 2 ~ The Ghost

Summoning the Ghost Integrating your past with your character   We all have ghosts that hover around us and wounds that refuse to heal.   “Ghost” is movie-talk for wound. It’s what lies beneath the surface of your character –… Continue reading →

Cultivating Characters ~ Part 1 ~ Character Goals

Character Goals ~ Surface and Personal How do you find your characters?   Where do you get your characters from? It’s a bit of a mystery how each writer develops their first idea of a character. If your characters come… Continue reading →

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