Character Development: How to Write Realistic Characters

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I am alive.  Shocker, I know.

I am probably going to have to fall to posting twice a month because school is intense.  Sigh.

I’m slightly motivated to keep this up though because a teacher told me that blogging looked great to college admissions.  (The only reason I do anything anymore: college. :’) )

And of course, blogging is fun. 😛

NaNoWriMo is only nine days away!!  I’m attempting it again this year (last year was a disaster) with the hope that I can finish my novella.  I’m not sure if it’ll be the whole 50,000 words because my novella might not take that long, but we’ll see.

I’ve been plotting quite a bit and guys, I’m awful at plotting.  I have my world (dystopian/steampunk/sci-fi/fantasy yes, it’s crazy and I love it) and I have my characters (soft little beans who will stab you).  But when it comes to plot….  there’s absolutely nothing.

So I’m going to do the natural thing, and ignore my plot until the very last minute before NaNoWriMo.

And you get a post about characters because I like to think that I’m actually okay at developing characters.

It’s a win/win.  (Not really. )

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You Know You’re A Writer If

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If you’re a writer, I pity you.

The rest of the world has no idea what you’re doing.  And then you have to try and convince them that you’re not a serial killer.

Writers are a unique breed.  Especially fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian, and all the other speculative fiction writers.

We know things.

*The Twilight Zone theme song starts playing*

Anyway, if you’re a writer, you’ll probably relate.  If you’re not, steal up your courage to take a glance.  You might be enlightened. (Or horrified, but that’s a small consequence.) Continue reading

The Get to Know Me Tag

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Greetings and Salutations!

I am back!

And why not start off the school year with a tag!  Infinitely better than having to say three interesting facts about yourself to the class.  (My go-to is that I’ve never drunk coffee.  That normally angers or confuses people.)

Rules:

  • Link back to the person who created the tag ( Savannah)
  • Thank the person who tagged you (thanks, Catwing!)
  • Share the tag graphic *see above…*
  • Tag eleven bloggers (Welllll… maybe not….)

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Masked – Short Story

  Hello!

So we both forgot that the deadline for the OYAN novel contest was Wednesday. (oops.)  Anyways, we both edited like crazy and submitted our novels!  But all that editing left no time for writing short stories.  So this is a *little* late.  Next week, we should be back on track. 🙂

Also, thanks for all the nice comments on the last story.

I was challenged with the prompts above, and here’s the story.  I like this one a lot more, haha.

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Short Story Collab Thing (With Wysteria)

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(I’m brilliant with titles, aren’t I?)

As some of you may have noticed, there is a tiny little thing on my menu bar that says CWWC.  Loren from killjoy used to run this little competition, but she’s not this year.

Basically, she’d give us three to four prompts twice a week for us to write stories about.  These were pictures, quotes, and words.  It was a giant team competition and whoever wrote the most got the most points.

I’ve been rather uninspired lately (my muse decided to take an extended vacation), so long story short, I’m doing the same thing with Wysteria from headintheclouds to revive it.  (Hopefully.) Continue reading