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Creating Memorable Characters Part Eight: Character

Creating Memorable Characters Part Eight: Character

This is the final segment in my Creating Memorable Characters series. The topics we’ve covered so far are: Relatability, Uniqueness, Physical Traits, Tics and Mannerisms, Dialogue, and Backstory, and Choices. Today, we wrap it up with Part Eight: Character Ultimately, the thing that makes a character memorable is his or her character. His character is […]

Creating Memorable Characters Part Seven: Choices

Creating Memorable Characters Part Seven: Choices

I’m continuing my series on Creating Memorable Characters. So far, we’ve covered Relatability, Uniqueness, Physical Traits, Tics and Mannerisms, Dialogue, and Backstory. This segment is where it all comes together. Part Seven: Choices All of the elements of creating a character, from physical attributes to social interactions to backstory, contribute to the choices your character […]

Creating Memorable Characters Part Six: Backstory

Creating Memorable Characters Part Six: Backstory

Continuing my series on Creating Memorable Characters. So far, we’ve covered Relatability, Uniqueness, Physical Traits, Tics and Mannerisms, and Dialogue. These aspects of character development are all very superficial. They are the things that make a character stand out and come alive on the page. They are the things that make the character seem like […]

Excess Baggage 

Excess Baggage 

  I had an experience this past week that had great spiritual parallels. I made my reservations for Realm Makers last month. However, if I hadn’t happen to see a newspaper article, I might have missed the entire conference. We live in a small town that only has an airline because of a federal program […]

My First

My First

I didn’t want to be a writer. Don’t get me wrong. Growing up, I loved to read and write. It just never occurred to be to want to be a writer. I wanted to be a teacher. I realized at some point in high school that it would be hard for me to be a […]

Time, Places and Change

Time, Places and Change

While driving a wedding party in my limo this weekend, I made some observations about my life and how it has changed since college. First off, I felt vivid memories of my own wedding day, and all the embarrassments and joys that accompanied that day. Did you know that I sang my wife a song? […]

A past that will not stay in the past

I suppose it was inevitable.  God has a way of making you face things you don’t want to face, so that he can complete you.  I’m not sure how I’m going to overcome this, but at least I’m willing to try now and I recognize the problem. Let me explain.  No, there is too much.  […]