Character Development

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHEET  I have a screenplay writing workbook that I use sometimes to help me define my characters, but I always wondered who I’d be if I were a character in a book.  So based on some of the character development questions asked in the workbook, I’m going to…

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Picky Reader – 18

Magnolia Wednesdays by Wendy Wax.  Gosh, there’s a lot going on in this novel.  Lots of sub-plots and characters.  All the characters seem to have something to hide.  Secrets, if you will.  I guess ultimately, that’s the theme of the book.  We all have this convenient ability to avoid the…

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Everyday Poetry -1

Recently, I’ve begun to write poetry.  I don’t know where the inspiration comes from, but Dr. Seuss-like rhyming schemes appear in my head in short, quick bursts.  If I don’t write them down quickly, I forget them.  They are about odd, everyday subjects ranging from the frustration of being a…

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The Cream Rises to the Top

Hop over to the Novelists, Inc. blog and read my “Mark Twain Didn’t Twitter” blog posted on October 15, 2010.  I’m sure that will be a popular one, especially since it follows right behind an industry professional’s blog whose job is to promote authors and their work. Once I’d finally…

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False Starts – 1

Nothing about me is memorable. I was quite old when I began to realize this. Thirty at least. It’s why waiters in restaurants don’t hear my order although everyone else at the table remembers my requests. Sometimes I think I’m invisible. It used to bother me. I tried to make myself more noticeable. New hair styles. Vivid eye shadows. I wanted to make a statement, but it didn’t work. Finally I resigned myself to the fact that I am imminently forgettable. I blend in with the wallpaper. Big deal.

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Good Books – 2

It’s only April 22nd.  That means in one week, I read two books.  Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner and Bobbie Faye’s Very (very, very, very) Bad Day by Toni McGee Causey. I picked up Jennifer Weiner’s book first because I’ve read all of her books and I think I…

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