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How do you show emotion in a main character who is outwardly unemotional?
This question is from Kayla and it so much fun to tackle in writing. Grim characters; characters who seem to not care but actually do…their emotions tend to come off as more powerful. Why? And how do we do this?
Tagging a few people to get things started.
@esmeralda-gramilton You can tag whoever you like; you probably better know the people here who would be most interested in this question.
I like your answer. And another way to do it is using the MC as an unreliable narrator. If he or she actually does have a really good relationship with the villain, then they’ll be more likely to trust him and…[Read more]
Fun question from Livi today!
How does one go about foreshadowing that a character (who everyone thinks is a good guy) is evil/antagonistic in such a way that, if one is paying enough attention to the little details, one could quickly put two and two together and realize it? So that, if you’re just reading along, you and the other characters…[Read more]
There are various things that can help with this, but one of the largest is something Brandon said in a recent podcast we recorded.
If you don’t take your writing seriously, no one else will. Be willing to sacrifice free time or gaming time or such. Show that you are dedicated to what you are doing. It doesn’t mean you’ll get everything right…[Read more]
What happens when parents don’t support your writing? This is a question for the next ‘around the coffee table’ discussion:
How do you write and keep yourself writing when your parents do not encourage you and sometimes discourage you? How do you find critique groups and improve without conflicting with your parents?
Hope Ann commented on the post, How Personality Types Should Affect Characters’ Thought Processes 1 month, 1 week ago
Glad to be of help!
I’ve struggled with this myself. I had two MCs in different books. Both were nice, kind people who just wanted to help and save everyone. And they started feeling way too similar. There were a few things I did to figure out differences.
One was to put them in the same situation and then watch them carefully to see where they acted…[Read more]
Question of the week from Sandi. 😉
I have to characters, one main and one side, they are brothers and both very similar. The MC is very developed and recently as I’ve been developing the other, I’ve been struggling to make them different yet similar. Fears, reactions, etc… Any suggestions! Thanks!
@naiya-dyani If the world isn’t real, then it’s speculative fiction; probably fantasy. 😉 There’s lots of kinds. Some have magic. Some don’t. There’s one fantasy series that is pretty much ‘this world’ except for the names of the lands and peoples. So there’s lots of kinds.
Also, here’s a cool list of fantasy sub-genres. You have to scroll down a little. I’ve not even heard of some. Honestly, you can couple about any genre with the term ‘fantasy’ and make something out of it, I think. Even if there isn’t an official term, it’s still a ‘steampunk fantasy’ or ‘western fantasy’.
Also here’s that link:…[Read more]
It’s basically…not real. So involves magic or superpowers or sci-fi or supernatural fiction.
Google defines it as: a genre of fiction that encompasses works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements.
Ooo, hmmm. It depends on the definition of fantasy, I suppose. XD I had a girl reading a book in a fantasy world once, and it was about a futuristic type of setting. Though I suppose it could also involve powers and magic that the world doesn’t have. A world with fire powers obsessed with stories where water powers are a thing and such. Now I want…[Read more]
As in… fantasy is speculative fiction? Or what is fantasy? Or how many kinds of sub-genres of fantasy are there?
*looks at lists of plans*
I’m hoping to write 10k in my book
Start a podcast
Get together tax info (yay)
Also I’m going to the Dominican Republic at the end of February for a few months for a mission internship. So that’s a thing I’m getting ready for.
In the newsletter, we have discussed language once before. Actually @daeus answered that question because I didn’t know. So I’m going to post his reply here. And maybe he’ll have other people to tag since I’m woefully out of date when it comes to who is active on the forum right now.
First of all, I wouldn’t be Tolkien until I’d already mastered…[Read more]
I’m starting a new thing here. For those of you who get the newsletter, you’ll be familiar with the ‘around the coffee table’ section. Well, instead of me just coming up with answers, Daeus and I will be posting questions here for all of you to discuss as well. One of the answers, (or parts of it, if the discussion goes long) will be posted in the…[Read more]
Hope Ann commented on the post, How to Use Themes to Create a Fantastic Story Outline 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I hope it helps! Let me know if you have other questions. 😉 I love outlining.
Goals this year…
- Finish and Pitch Rebel Heir
- Write up a life-script based off a sermon series
- Write and publish my next Legends of Light novella; preferable two more
- Make three local friends
- Create a podcast
- Grow my newsletter to 2k subs
- Read 50 books
And… maybe go on a mission internship in which case I’ll only get some of the…[Read more]
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