Actions include the character’s physical doings, as well as his/her state of being and decisions (s)he makes. Obviously. Y’know what? Developing the RIGHT actions and not rambling is harder than you think. Just like...
Your characters superficial, immediate, and long-term wants and goals are just like anyone else’s desires. Love, happiness, riches, fame, all the other cliches. Are you suggesting humans are superficial and flat like characters? Suggesting?...
Characters with contrasting features that juxtapose and make the protagonist’s characteristics obvious are what we call “foils”. Is that symbolic to like the different sides of foil? Like, how one is shiny and the...
As I started to work on my character development, I had to keep in mind that dialogue is a key feature to understanding a character. How they speak can reveal much of their demographics–let alone the content of their conversation. If you didn’t know that, you know it now.
There are 350+ literary elements, depending on how you define it. When telling a good story, you only need to focus on conflict, context, and character.
A Lifelong Writer
While I like to believe I’m “just” eccentric, I can’t deny that I’m more than a little peculiar. I could blame my love of writing, which drove my goal to be an author, my career as a writing instructor, and my hobby as a writing blogger and community leader, but that probably isn’t the only reason.
But that’s only when I’m not balancing my roles as an active military spouse, a new human mommy, an experienced furry mommy, and a lifelong learner! With too many hobbies to afford—mentally and financially—I suspect I’m probably the reason I’m insane. But, it’s okay; I wouldn’t want to hold a grudge against anyone else!
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