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reflectionofthemind: “ Warning: You may encounter some opinions. Writing Myth: You have to start your story off in the middle of the action, or “In medias res”. It is said (as I have heard fro

How well do you know your characters? Here's 156 questions you should be able to answer.

The Ultimate Character Questionnaire - great questions to get the ideas flowing about your character

Also keep in mind what they fear and value. Have them lose what they loved most and be overpowered by the thing they feared most

Make the book sum up. And then on the last page kill the most lovable character by the main protagonist and the protagonist likes it. How to make a characters death sadder

This infographic gives brief summaries of the 12 Jungian personality archetypes, for use when building charcaters. As with any writing tools, archetypes are really most useful if you think of them as a starying block - you cannot simply reduce people to 12 options.   Most people will show traits from multiple categories. As a writer, you may want to think about each character's primary and secondary archetypes.  As always, remember: Tools, not rules!

Why You Should Never Trust Spell Check

This infographic gives brief summaries of the 12 Jungian personality archetypes, for use when building charcaters. As with any writing tools, archetypes are really most useful if you think of them as a starying block - you cannot simply reduce people to 1

How To Make Story Stones! This is a fun way to tell and make up stories with children. Paint objects and characters onto stones and use them to tell a favourite story - like the beloved Very Hungry Caterpillar! Or a classic fairy tale like The Three Little Pigs. Story Stones can help [you and] your child be creative and learn the art of story telling. Using paint pens like Posca Pens makes things a lot easier (and less messy!) than regular paint. Use varnish to prolong their life. Once you…

How To Make Story Stones with Uni-ball Posca Pens

How To Make Story Stones! This is a fun way to tell and make up stories with children. Paint objects and characters onto stones and use them to tell a favourite story - like the beloved Very Hungry Caterpillar! Or a classic fairy tale like The Three Little Pigs. Story Stones can help [you and] your child be creative and learn the art of story telling. Using paint pens like Posca Pens makes things a lot easier (and less messy!) than regular paint. Use varnish to prolong their life. Once you…

It's like giving your characters a goal, and then placing blocks in their path to kep them from achieving their goals.  without it, your story 'saps'

Is your story dragging? Learn 5 strategies for increasing your story's tension to keep readers flying through the pages!

this makes me think of the Kdrama "w" where is story came to life, and you had no idea the effect the story had on every charater there.

Minor characters don't know they are minor characters. They can impact the story in a big way. [Rue, Thresh in HG. Hagrid, Luna, Peter P.

I'm actually writing a story right now and I've been planing a relationship between the hero and the villain for a while so it's awesome that this is here because I've already been planing some of these things and the others give me things to think about

Not a romance writer, but it's good to know these things to have even a small romantic subplot

Join me this April in a 30 Day Writing Challenge to take you deeper into your story, characters, and creative process. Share your experiences and writing on FB or IG! #onewordwritingchallenge http://writingonewordatatime.com/2016/03/30/30-day-writing-challenge/

For when I have a story - 30 Day Writing Challenge to take you deeper into your story, characters, and creative process

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