Category Archives: Character

Getting Back into Writing

We’ve all been there; life gets crazy and an embarrassing amount of time passes between our present moment and when last we were crafting our “current” work in progress. A week, a month, a year: all of it can feel like … Continue reading

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Ten Characters I Want to Write

Characters are a critical part of a story for me. We have all seen or read plot-driven stories where tensions are high and character development is nonexistent. While these tales may be fun, my aim is to create stories with engaging and relatable characters.  We … Continue reading

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Thoughts on World Creation Part 3: names and nuances

Continuing on the topic of what goes into creating a fictional world (see part 1 and part 2), how do you come up with names for places and characters? Having unusual character names is a common trope in fantasy stories; names like “Thugromri Chaosbender”, “Far’ry’n”, … Continue reading

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Fifteen songs I want to base characters on

I love music and the emotions a song can convey through the combination of lyrics and instrumentation. Sometimes you find a song which encapsulates a feeling or idea. I have thought about basing characters on songs, either as the beginning, middle, … Continue reading

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