Posts Tagged ‘goal’

Positive Thinking in a writer’s life

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Mental Rehearsal:

At night before you got to sleep:

  • Imagine yourself doing the things you want to be good at. Fake it until you make it.
  • Internalize your ideas, think of how you would teach them to someone else. This will have more result than thinking about it for yourself. Soon these internal thoughts will become external.
  • After you learn this share it with others and become a mentor. The more you do it, (more…)

Steps to make a Killer Character

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Characters tell your tale; if they are boring, flat, or common your story will be, too.

  1. Characters need personality (thus the designation character) and a name that will cause that your readers to remember and relate to them throughout the book.

a.     The way your character dresses also adds personality and can make him/her very distinctive in the reader’s mind. A personal eccentricity or oddity or a mysterious quality is also a good personality trait.

b.     Some sort of skill or power, a special experience, a history or past, humor or the lack thereof adds character.

c.     These characteristics could also be mannerisms or physical traits. Examples: (more…)