Writerly Wednesday: Dialogue – Knowing Your Characters

Photo Credit One of the best ways I’ve learned for how to get to know my characters is by sticking them in a room with another character then sitting back with a little popcorn and listening to their unique voice.  But I’m not just listening for that.  I’m also listening for how they choose their words, what they choose to reveal and also what they feel their purpose is within their world.  Though the conversations you witness and the character’s history you learn […]

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World-Building: It’s Not Just For Kids!

Today’s blog topic came from my 12-year old brother – or rather, the teacher who gave him a world-building assignment. :0) This week, my brother, Andrew, had a Social Studies project in which he had to ‘create his own world’. Well, I can definitely see how this is something for a Social Studies class, but when I heard ‘create your own world’, I was immediately thrown into ‘writer-mode’ and thought, “Oh, that’s crazy-fun!” Here’s how the conversation went with my […]

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