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FRIDAY FUN

Stipula_fountain_penAah, it’s Friday again. There’s nothing better than winding down after a long week and letting the creative side kick in. Today, I thought we’d have a bit of FRIDAY FUN by chatting about CHARACTERS.

For me, character development is the most fun part of writing a story. I’m not happy until my characters are living, breathing people with unique personalities, habits, and quirks…until they’re so real I can almost touch them. It stings to remember I’m probably the only one to see them that way, and can only hope my readers love (or hate) them as much as I do. If you are like me and feel the characters you’ve created deserve some recognition, here’s your chance to brag a little. Tell us something about ONE character in a book you’ve written.

  • What makes that person stand out?
  • In what ways are they similar to you?
  • In what ways are they unlike you?
  • Were they inspired by you/someone you know?

Add the book title and one link.

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Did you know?

unusual habits

  • Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, and several other writers all wrote standing up.
  • Mark Twain was at his most creative lying down.
  • J.D. Salinger wrote in the nude (I kid you not!).
  • Agatha Christie and D.H. Lawrence wrote in the bath.
  • Vladimir Nabokov wrote on index cards.
  • Gay Talese would pin pages of his writing to a wall and examine them from the other side of the room with binoculars.

What unusual/quirky habit defines your personal writing regimen? A strong cuppa jo to get you started? Listening to classical music while you work? A painfully detailed outline before you get a single creative word on paper (like me)? Even if it’s not quite as outrageous as those of well-known writers, I’d love to hear about it.

Submit your answer in the “leave a comment” block and let’s get some fun ideas rolling.

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Can’t wait to hear from you.

 

The above info was found in these links:
http://writerswrite.co.za/the-unusual-work-habits-of-eight-great-writers
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/teaching-twain-and-huckleberry-finn-with-the-new-york-times/?_r=0