We’ve been looking at how to select character details and introduce characters. Today, we’re going to select some concrete details for the main character of one of the stories we’ve been working on Continue reading
Forging the Reader-Character Bond. It’s easier than you might think, and the results are well worth the effort. Especially if you can dig deep and come up with ways to demonstrate sympathy, jeopardy, etc. that are tailor-made for your specific character, in his specific story world. 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.
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 Setups and Payoffs this week, and today we’re going to see if we can come up with some Setups and Payoffs for the one-liners we’ve been working on. Here we go. Continue reading
It’s Tension, Conflict, Suspense week. Let’s see what kind of macrotension questions and conflicts we can come up with for the one-liners we’ve got going. Continue reading
We’re looking at Setting this week. When selecting settings, we’re looking for places (i) that affect the character, (ii) that affect the plot, (iii) that we haven’t experienced before, (iv) that we want to experience, (v) that are believable, and (vi) that are optimally placed in time.
So, let’s see what kind of settings we can come up with for the one-liners we’ve been working on. Continue reading
So this week we’re looking at how to make our antagonists as awesome and effective as they can be. Let’s see what we can do with the antagonists we’ve got in the one-liners we’re developing. Continue reading