Posts tagged "character"
Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Your Character Alive  Whenever your character acts, speaks, thinks, or feels, readers gain valuable info into the character’s motives, wants, and needs. We’ll concentrate on scene writing to take the character you’ve built and send them out into the fictional world. There, they can interact with others, speak, act, think, and feel—just like a real ... Continue Reading »
Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Your Character’s Point of View  Point of View (POV) in fiction can be tricky. This workshop helps you learn how to be consistent in POV, how to switch POV, and how to decide which of your characters will tell your story. We’ll use role playing and exercises to learn the meaning of terms such as ... Continue Reading »
Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Your Character’s Inner World  A writer must know the Main Character’s inner motivations, attitudes, and desires. We’ll write letters from your character to you to help guide you into your character’s inner world, where personality traits, shortcomings, and quirks help create a memorable fictional character. Learn your character’s most burning passions, back story, and most ... Continue Reading »
Free Library Workshop Series with Linda Clare!

Free Library Workshop Series with Linda Clare!

Hone your character writing skills with Linda Clare with a FREE workshop series at the Springfield Public Library. Workshops run May through August.
Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Your Character’s World  Get to know your fictional character and the world they live in. Whether you love to write contemporary, historical, fantasy or sci-fi, your character is the centerpiece of any story. Linda shows you tips for researching, assembling a unique character from a blend of real-life persons, and how to describe and introduce ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 2

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 2

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 1 click here.  M.K Martin: How do you use character(s) to drive the story? Eric Witchey: This is a hard question. I hear two questions. ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 1

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 1

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. M.K. Martin: Several of the Fiction Fluency Seminars,  for example “Characters are what they do” and “Character lives, desires, & conflict” focus on the character. Why is character ... Continue Reading »
Fiction Fluency Seminar 1: Characters Are What They Do

Fiction Fluency Seminar 1: Characters Are What They Do

Take a deep dive into the development of character psychology, sociology, and physiology; then learn to translate these abstract concepts into concrete character behavior and narrative on the page. You will walk away with a deeper sense of how character perceptions, behaviors, and dialog cause the reader to feel the nature of a character and ... Continue Reading »
Wordcraftmas Day 9 - A Bubble off Plumb

Wordcraftmas Day 9 – A Bubble off Plumb

All right, intrepid writerati – riddle me this: How come stage actors and TV/movie people always have to put makeup on, even when they’re not supposed to look like anybody but themselves? Exhibit A: Carson Daly, borrowed from this article If you said “well, because those stage lights make them look extra washed-out and plain, ... Continue Reading »
Wordcraftmas Day 6 - Rounding Out Characters Through Social Status

Wordcraftmas Day 6 – Rounding Out Characters Through Social Status

Flatman and Ribbon may work well as characters in a kid’s joke (think superheroes, steamroller…), but reader-grabbing prose calls for multi-dimensional characters. One often overlooked way to develop more interesting characters is by showing how social status affects feelings, thoughts, and behavior. In real life, an individual’s status is fluid, shifting according to specific relationships. ... Continue Reading »