Monthly Archives: April 2014

Keeping character inforamtion together.

This one  is really tricky, because everyone has their own unique method of storing information. A long time ago, I decided the best way for me to handle all the information I had about my character was in a 3 … Continue reading

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Making Your Characters Unique

We’ve given our character looks, goals, a motive for the goals, we know what role their are playing, now, how do we make them unique? It not that hard to make a character unique. In fact, one of the best … Continue reading

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Building Memorable Characters

Yesterday the topic was character goals. Today we talk about character motivation. Motivation is usually what’s behind the character’s goal, what makes him/her go for something, sometimes to the detriment of everything else. And I can give you a perfect … Continue reading

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More on Characters

We are considering what makes a book character real to the readers. So we have more coats to be added. If you go through life with no plan, no goal, nothing to look forward too, nothing to plan for, I’d say you were leading … Continue reading

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Villains – oh yeh!

Today, lets look at villains, female or male, doesn’t matter. First, of course, you know these guys are going to be imperfect. They wouldn’t be villains if they weren’t. They are twisted in some manner. You know that as soon … Continue reading

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The Hero’s Warts

Today, let’s look at the hero of a romance novel. Or it could be just about any novel, but since I write romance, it will have to be the romance hero. First, our guy usually doesn’t have too many physical … Continue reading

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The Heroine’s Wart’s

Today, I want to talk about the heroine’s warts. Well, really, what we have to consider are the heroine’s imperfections. One of my favorite romance authors always gives her heroine’s some real warts (imperfections). One of the first books of … Continue reading

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