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Character Development: F is for Fears, Family, and Friends

Character Development, A-to-Z Blogging Challenge F is for Fears, Family, and Friends Double-dose post for today! …okay, I’m a day behind, but I’ll catch up tomorrow. My husband and I are in the process of moving, so I’m not going to beat myself up about it. I couldn’t decide whether to write about Fears or… Continue reading Character Development: F is for Fears, Family, and Friends

A to Z Challenge · Camp Nanowrimo

Character Development: E is for Emotions

Character Development, A-to-Z Blogging Challenge E is for Emotions My husband and I are both writers, but we approach the topic of emotions completely differently. My main characters are women and have plenty of bright and varied emotions. My husband, simple and stoic, has straightforward male characters. Why it Matters: Although my husband’s characters have… Continue reading Character Development: E is for Emotions

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Character Development: D is for Dialogue and Dialect

Character Development, A-to-Z Blogging Challenge D is for Dialogue and Dialect As a reader, dialogue is my favorite thing to read. I have a bad habit of hurrying across block paragraphs of text, skipping ahead to the next patch of dialogue. I’m a distractable reader. When we’re writing dialogue, it’s important to find ways to… Continue reading Character Development: D is for Dialogue and Dialect

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Character Development: C is for Childhood

Character Development, A-to-Z Blogging Challenge C is for Childhood Banking off of yesterday’s post, B is for Backstory, today’s post focuses on the character’s childhood. Here are a few things to consider: Who were their parents and friends? What kind of relationship did they have with their parents and peers? What kind of an education… Continue reading Character Development: C is for Childhood

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Character Development: B is for Backstory

Character Development, A-to-Z Blogging Challenge B is for Backstory This part of character development may or may not make it into your story. It’s helpful to know a general idea of where your character’s coming from in order to understand where they’re going. Why it Matters: Backstories are good places to tuck away twists and… Continue reading Character Development: B is for Backstory

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Character Development: A is for Appearance

Character Development, A-to-Z Blogging Challenge A is for Appearance This is the fun part, the easy part about building a character. What do they look like? Although looks certainly aren’t everything, they’re an easy place to get started. Why it Matters: It’s helpful to track your character’s appearance while you’re writing, even if you don’t… Continue reading Character Development: A is for Appearance

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A to Z Challenge: Theme Reveal

Because I only began this blog in October, I’ve not had the pleasure of experiencing an April A to Z Challenge (www.a-to-zchallenge.com/), though I’ve heard a lot about it. Since today is theme reveal day, I wanted to jump on the bandwagon and share mine too: Character Development! Every day (except Sundays), I’ll post two… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: Theme Reveal