Character Development

Writer As Creator

One of the amazing things about being a writer is how it gives one a glimpse of what it is like to be God. No, I do not have the power to alter realities … but I do have the power to alter “unrealities.” And oh what an exciting prospect. I can make new worlds … Continue reading »

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Getting into Character or At Least into Her Corset: Part 1

Vanessa here, I don’t have to tell you how much I love the Regency. If you don’t know, please check out my website www.ChristianRegency.com, my fan page on Facebook, www.facebook.com/christianregency/, my Youtube Channel, www.youtube.com/regencymaid/ . Or read my debut Regency, Madeline’s Protector.  I think you’ll get the point. With the Beau Monde (a Specialty RWA … Continue reading »

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Eek! I’m Becoming My Characters!!!

I used to have bone-straight hair. Really! I’d curl it with every kind of apparatus available to vain young women, but the hair just wanted to point down like it had weights attached to the ends. What happened? First Chris, then Tiffany—my characters—that’s what. I don’t know about you, but when I write people I … Continue reading »

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Creating Characters: Where Do They Come From? by Jane Myers Perrine

We had so much fun with Jane Perrine when she joined us last spring to talk about her book, The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek, we decided to ask her back to tell us more about the main character from the Tales from Butternut Creek series. She has also offered a free book to one … Continue reading »

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How to Eliminate Characters without Overdosing on Chocolate

You’ve started writing your masterpiece. Low and behold, that small Microsoft Word file has now blossomed.  Before your eyes, the document now has 40,000 words, 50,000 words, and 75,000 words … 100,000 words. The excitement makes the carpal tunnel in your wrist worth the pain.  Then your agent or trusted mentor suggests you sharpen your … Continue reading »

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Mama, the pigs are loose! How to corral all those unruly critters.

After starting to write your break through novel, you immediately zero in on your heroine and place her in a dreamscape world where she can run and frolic and play. You give her eyes of emerald, rich raven hair and a heart shaped face. Then your hero enters. Working through your God-complex, you make him … Continue reading »

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