Sometimes a sychological weakness can hurt others. I am currently writing a story where one of the characters has a psychological weakness that has caused him to hurt others in the past. There's nothing wrong with him morally, which is why he isolated himself in order to keep from hurting anyone else. His want. His Need however, is friendship.

Sometimes a sychological weakness can hurt others. I am currently writing a story where one of the characters has a psychological weakness that has caused him to hurt others in the past. There's nothing wrong with him morally, which is why he isolated himself in order to keep from hurting anyone else. His want. His Need however, is friendship.

If you’re writing fiction, at some point, you’ll probably want to describe the people populating your story. (This isn’t absolutely essential, mind. I’ve just written a short story that consists entirely of dialogue – no dialogue tags, no action beats, nothing – and neither of the characters is described at all.) When it comes to […]

If you’re writing fiction, at some point, you’ll probably want to describe the people populating your story. (This isn’t absolutely essential, mind. I’ve just written a short story that consists entirely of dialogue – no dialogue tags, no action beats, nothing – and neither of the characters is described at all.) When it comes to […]

Cameo characters are minor characters who only have a very small part to play in your story, usually to facilitate the plot or demonstrate some aspect of another, more major, character’s personality.  If you’re a dedicated novelist, you’ll usually write a great deal of detail and back story about all your major characters, including history, ancestry, education, preferences, characteristics, what’s in their fridge and all that.  But is that really necessary to that for every single…

Cameo characters are minor characters who only have a very small part to play in your story, usually to facilitate the plot or demonstrate some aspect of another, more major, character’s personality. If you’re a dedicated novelist, you’ll usually write a great deal of detail and back story about all your major characters, including history, ancestry, education, preferences, characteristics, what’s in their fridge and all that. But is that really necessary to that for every single…

Character-creation questions that actually MATTER (instead of trivia such as, "What's their favorite color?" or, "What was their high school mascot?")

Character-creation questions that actually MATTER (instead of trivia such as, "What's their favorite color?" or, "What was their high school mascot?")

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/

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/

Adjectives about myself - so cute and could be used as a template for adjectives about other people or story characters.

Adjectives about myself - so cute and could be used as a template for adjectives about other people or story characters.

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