Stephen King. All I can say is, no matter which of the three methods for creating three-dimensional characters you prefer, Stephen King is ALL ABOUT the three dimensions of character. Especially in The Shining. Continue reading
We know them when we see them. We all want to create them. But what exactly distinguishes a three-dimensional character from that other kind? What exactly does “three-dimensional” mean and how do we render it on a two-dimensional page? Continue reading
It’s Outer Journey week. Today we’re going to see if we can flesh out the major plot points in the one-liner‘s we’re working on.
We’re doing the Outer Journey this week, and today we’re looking at the Outer Journey of Ian Paine, the main character in Lisa Unger’s Crazy Love You. (We did Ian’s inner journey last week.)
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The outer journey is also known as plot, structure, narrative structure, and ‘what happens.’
PLOT: WHAT IS IT? Continue reading
Well, People, I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award (Thank you, Thomas M. Watt!).
According to The Rules, and in good ol’ chain letter fashion, I am to nominate some bloggers I regularly follow for the award and list seven things about myself. So here we go… Continue reading
So, we’re looking at the inner journey this week. Let’s see what kind of an inner journey we can create for the one-liners we’re working on. Here we go… Continue reading
We’re looking at the Inner Journey this week. Here’s the inner journey (to my eyes and ears anyway) of the main character, Ian Paine, in Lisa Unger’s Crazy Love You (336 pages).
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We’re looking at the Inner Journey this week (Part 1 here), and today we’re looking at the structure of the character arc over the course of a story. Continue reading