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CHARACTERS

No matter what genre your fiction falls into, we all have one thing in common, we have to populate our work with people.  This group is for discussing those characters who add life to our novels.

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Do characters have a life of their own?

Started by Juliet Wilson. Last reply by Kathryn Nov 6, 2013. 10 Replies

I've found in the past in short stories that characters sometimes go off on a tangent I would never have planned which has often really helped plot development!I'm now writing a novel and was having…Continue

Character Fact Sheets: Do you keep them? How much detail do you put into one?

Started by Michelle Gwynn Jones. Last reply by Michelle Gwynn Jones Nov 3, 2013. 61 Replies

I keep a character sheet for everyone in my story.  When it comes to the MCs I know just about everything there is to know about them.  Where the grew up, where they went to school and what is their…Continue

Character or Plot

Started by Kathleen Kaska. Last reply by Ivana Milakovic Jul 15, 2013. 5 Replies

 What's more important, plot or character?     That's a tough question to answer. A great mystery plot will keep me turning the pages until the end. But delightful, intriguing characters whom I can…Continue

Tags: mystery, character, plot

The Recycled Character

Started by Michelle Gwynn Jones. Last reply by Kathleen Kaska Feb 15, 2013. 6 Replies

Today I blogged about using characters more than once, scattering background players through my different works.The Recycled Character.…Continue

Tags: Characters, writing, fiction

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Comment by Syeda Tasmia Tahia on March 31, 2014 at 7:03am

Hello Ladies. Anyone here have a moment (or a few, actually) to spare? I am looking some feedback on the 10th chapter of my YA Silent Voices. It is written from a omniscient third-person narrative, focusing on one or two of the for MCs feelings (or silenced voices) in each chapter.

Silent Voices: Flowers and Flirts

I have taken forever to actually get down to writing this chapter (January blues turning to March blues!)

It would be very kind of you to give me any positive, negative or constructive feedback you may be willing to share. Thank you very much in advance! :)

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on February 15, 2014 at 11:28am

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Comment by Marilyn Bostick on July 30, 2013 at 7:55pm

As a rational, spiritual human is she obligated to save this man's life? She stays put and watches the fire creep within inches of him. She remains silent.

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Hi All! I haven't been on for a while, but I wanted to share my story with all of you. It is a free download.

Comment by Syeda Tasmia Tahia on May 5, 2013 at 1:20pm

Hello Ladies. Anyone here have a moment (or a few, actually) to spare? I am looking some feedback on the 10th chapter of my YA Silent Voices. It is written from a omniscient third-person narrative, focusing on one or two of the for MCs feelings (or silenced voices) in each chapter 

Silent Voices: Meet and Greet

I am slightly worried about the pace of things in my writing...the story takes place between September to March ( around 6 months), but I seem to be bogged down in specific scenes so far. Although I do have a few leaps in the middle, but it still seems to have taken a sluggish pace. Any advice?

Comment by Syeda Tasmia Tahia on April 10, 2013 at 7:47pm

"The gentle rose that was a mirage, the solitary prince who searched what he knew nothttp://http://ning.it/10NcwRX Silent Voice Ch-10..."

Silent Voices: Four extraordinary people, young of blood, kind at heart, strong of will, but rash at actions...living in their own worlds, following isolated paths to their own goals...when the paths cross, the worlds shall crash...into a complex bonds of relationships...Because in a world where wants precede needs, only two can survive happily...

Comment by Lissa Brown on February 15, 2013 at 2:53pm

My newest novel, Another F-Word, will be FREE on Kindle on 2/16 and 2/17. If you read it, I welcome your feedback about the characters and anything else you'd care to comment on. Thanks. http://www.amazon.com/Another-F-Word-ebook/dp/B00AXEA1LQ

Comment by JMcManus on February 15, 2013 at 9:54am

Read what Talee says about an old photo she found of herself and Nola. http://wp.me/p37WQ4-4y

Comment by JMcManus on February 4, 2013 at 3:24pm

Hey Everyone, my Talee's World Blog is now LIVE. Please check it out. 

http://www.worldstodiscover.com/Talee/

Comment by Zetta Brown on January 30, 2013 at 9:38am

Hi y'all! One of our authors, and fellow She Writes member, Kathleen Kaska, has an interview where she talks about her relationship with her characters. It's quite neat, IMO. Do any of you get to feel/think the same way about your characters? Here's the interview:

http://armchair-epublishing.weebly.com/1/post/2013/01/do-your-chara...

Comment by JMcManus on January 8, 2013 at 10:22am

How is your new year! I'm glad to be working on another Talee Adventure. Hope to have it out this summer.

http://bit.ly/RE7p66

 

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