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From Lyn Midnight‘s WriMos FTW! (a blog-hub for 2011 Nanoers):
Whammo! You hooked ’em! by Julie A. Lindsay
A great article on the importance of hooking readers in the first pages of your novel, including tips to help make that happen.
Finally, just for fun – from The Office of Letters and Light (official organizers of NaNoWriMo):
The 30 Covers, 30 Days Blog
Why not take a break from writing to browse a few well-done book covers? You may find some inspiration here (or at least a cover artist worth bookmarking for the future).
October 15, 2011
I know, I know, I’m late again. And I can’t even blame it on Columbus this time.
From Deb Dorchak at Behind the Words:
Passion For Characters, an article about the the emotional journey a writer must take to turn flat, two-dimensional characters into well-rounded people who step off the page and into the reader’s imagination.
From Viv at Zen and the Art of Tightrope Walking:
Where do heroes come from? Exploring the bond between writer and characters, a similar and very moving article. I couldn’t choose between them; they’re both worth the read.
From Charissa Weaks at The Writer’s Resource:
Threads of a Novel, a three part series about the three main components of a novel:
Part 1: Character Emotional Development Plotline
Part 2: Dramatic Action Plot
Part 3: Thematic Significance
Also take a look at Top 10 Strongest Human Fears on Charissa Weaks’ other page, A Day in the Life of An
Aspiring Author. This is a good insight into the collective psyche of humankind, which should be a huge help in designing your characters. The Character Mining workshop handout is also really helpful, and it’s in PDF format for convenient downloading.
From Lisa Hall Wilson at Girls With Pens:
Reactive vs. Proactive Characters: Buffy vs Bella, an article that compares the allure of kickass female warrior Buffy (the vampire slayer) and passive Bella Swan of the Twilight saga. This is another important lesson when building characters.
An old (1998) article from The Lazy Scholar at Writers Write of The Internet Writing Journal:
How to Create a Character Profile, a good explanation for why the sometimes-exhaustive character sketch is important, maybe even crucial, for designing and maintaining the lives of your characters.
See you Monday, dear writing friends. I hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend.