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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.

Location: #Fiction
Members: 169
Latest Activity: Jul 10

I would like to welcome all the new members who have joined this month.

Please share your thoughts with us, maybe start a discussion.

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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 Zetta Brown on February 24, 2012 at 3:50pm

Thanks, Olga! I left a comment back with a very fun link I just found that you may find veeerrry innnteresting... ;)

Comment by Olga Godim on February 24, 2012 at 3:17pm

Zetta. Read your post and left a comment. Love it!

Comment by Zetta Brown on February 24, 2012 at 1:55pm

On my new blog Zetta's Desk, I've just posted an article about ways to make your character more authentic if they come from a country foreign to you. I've used as an example my experience on the difference between the Scottish and the English. :)

Comment by Celine Keating on January 19, 2012 at 3:32pm

Thanks for inviting me to join this group!  I'm going to dive right in and checkout these comments and suggestions.

Comment by Zetta Brown on January 19, 2012 at 9:11am

@Marilyn - thanks for checking out the post! Ryder Islington's first novel is a definite page turner and the first of a series. 

Comment by Marilyn Bostick on January 18, 2012 at 5:42pm

@Zetta, great blog!

Comment by Zetta Brown on January 18, 2012 at 1:00pm

Fellow She Writer Ryder Islington writes about Giving Your Characters Character as part of her blog tour today.

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on January 13, 2012 at 9:59am

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Comment by Jackie Petersen on January 6, 2012 at 3:24pm

Something I think a lot of people forget is very important to characters is their name. 

http://jaclpetersen.com/2012/01/05/a-dragon-princess-named-ethel-or...

Comment by Marilyn Bostick on December 23, 2011 at 8:42am

Here are a couple of great links on writing

Janet Fitch Tips on Writing

Writers on Writing

 

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