QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
Let’s face it, writing is hard. Sometimes it is hard to get inspired and motivation to keep going. So, this is a minor blog to keep you going and writing! I will try my best to post often (usually quotes, pics., tips, etc.) and hopefully, you’ll be inspired!
MINOR THEME OF THE DAY:
Characters (aka a writer’s babies)
Characters are what make a story… a story. With every great book or movie, there is a beloved character that propels the plot forward, and well, in some cases, makes you cry a little if they go through a traumatic experience. Characters are the best way to relate to not only your writing style, but your story line as well. When you first here the word ‘character’, you think ‘Dang, characters are soooooooo easy to create.’ Sorry buckaroo, but you are wrong! You see, characters are an author’s babies, and the main problem with this is that we tend to want to make our characters perfect. Goody two shoes. Never makes a bad choice. Fate always has a pot of gold at the end of their rainbow. Yet, beloved characters and MEMORABLE characters are MAJORLY flawed. And they need to be flawed because (most likely) your character is human.
We first start with a very simple, but needed tip… HOW TO WRITE GOOD, MEMORABLE, STRONG, AND YET, FLAWED CHARACTERS:
Here is a link to a website that gives you simple steps and guidelines to create a beautiful and utterly majestic character:
Also, a very important thing in writing is to… you know… actually HAVE characters. Here is another link to a great site which simply spells out how to make and create a character:
Good luck Authors!