Character Writing Exercises →
It seems the number one way you learn more about your characters is simply by writing about them. Unfortunately, when this process occurs while you’re writing your story, it can show. Awkward, uneven character development in your completed piece can be the result. One way to get around this is to write scenes with your characters that are not part of your story, but which nonetheless help you learn about them.
going to try these!
"#4: Accept that you’re going to write garbage. You’re a terrible writer.
But that’s OK, because so is everybody else. There’s no such thing as a great writer; there are only terrible writers with great ideas and the patience to hammer them into shape."
all the toys and the tools: First drafts are difficult. You want to get everything out but at the... →
First drafts are difficult. You want to get everything out but at the same time you don’t want to be too straightforward, but then you find yourself running out of steam. You know what you want to write but you don’t know how to state it.
- It’s a first draft. You have as many…
To keep myself calm and not feeling overly pressured to get it perfect the first time around, I remind myself that everything can be edited.
I’m not going to get every word or scene or anything perfect in my first draft.
Instead, the first draft is where I get to play with my scene and character / plot development points in a way that’s much different than planning and plotting, and also a bit more fun.
“This is gonna take some esplainin’ later on…”
I love watching people walk really fluffy dogs. I always imagine that they’ll suddenly become weightless and float into the air under the power of their own fluff.
so much clutter, but within all the books and art and music here, there are many different worlds to lose yourself in