Writing Wednesdays: Characters

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img_3664-2 and Welcome back to my blog!

I’m going to talk about how to make your story characters really come to life! Lets get started.

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1. Talk to your characters;

Talking to your characters may sound weird, but it really works! I talk to my characters all the time. Its fun and helps inspire you!

2. Pretend to be your character:

Try to talk in your characters voice. Live as if you were a certain character. Ask your siblings or friends if you can role-play, you can even role-play by yourself. Develop your characters style.

3. Interview your character;

Ask your character questions. Or let someone else ask your character questions

4. Pay attention to the people around you;

Look around everyday at people near by. Sometimes I even look at strangers and see what they are doing, that helps me develop a character and a story.

5. Be creative!

Being creative is not hard. Creative is scribbling random words onto a piece of paper. Creative is you writing a small poem. Creative is you having fun and trying to write! Have fun and don’t worry about messing up. Their is no wrong way to write! Everyone  has their own style. Be yourself and have fun!

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Did this post help you? Do you have any writing tips? Comment down below!

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Word War prep

Word War

Characters:

Aris @ awkwardaris is Mira Stark

Saanvi is Ava

Starling is Raven

I am Millie

Blackie Sunshine is Ned Forbes

Lainey is Elise


Please list your characters in the comments like this:

Name; Millie

Age: 14

personality: bubbly, funny, nice, kind, artistic, RANDOM, awesome, friendly, brave fearless.

Looks: Dark brown skin, curly black hair with a lavender streak. Millie is slightly tall for her age. Purple eyes, longish eyelashes.

Extras: Millie has a silver bow and sea foam colored arrows.


Okay, I have no idea how this is going to work XD.

After I get each of the characters information I will write chapter one. Remember, everyone has the creative liberty to control your character in the chapter. Please do not kill others characters in your chapters.

I can’t wait to start!

Ava

Hello Mr. Writer’s Block

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Hello, everyone! Today I am interviewing someone you may know very well. Mr. Writer’s Block. The obnoxious Writer’s Block is entering this post this very second.

Mr. Writer’s Block: Well Hello there. I am happy to be on this post. Oh- and don’t worry, I’ve done a lot of practicing. 😉

Ava:*Glares* Well… as long as you don’t ruin this post, then I will be fine.

MWB: Okay, sure I definitely won’t ruin your posts’.

Ava: Okay, first question. Why did you start this profession, of causing others to be unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing?

MWB: *Smirks* Since I was a young child, I have been very fond of writing. But there never was a challenge for me. Before I existed, everything was easy. I wanted to make writing an adventure-a journey!

Ava: Well that’s not the case. Because of you *Points at him accusingly* Many people who could have become excellent writers, have begun to form a hatred to writing!

 MWB: …
Ava: Yeah, Big mistake Mr.!
MWB: Well… I’m not sorry, it’s their problem that they decided to despise writing.
Ava: *Glares* Okay, next question. What do you like to do in your free time?
MWB: Ruin writer’s progress, Make them start over, cause others to be unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing.

Ava: Besides that.
MWB: I like to critique books, and laugh at how the authors took me so seriously.  They didn’t have to change the whole storyline.*laughs*
Ava: What! You did all of that?
MWB: YUP…
Ava: Why?
MWB: Did I tell you that I made Jane Austen rename several of her books?
Ava: No… WAit! You made her rename them!
MWB: Yes Ma’am.
Ava…wOw…
MWB: *winks* Wow indeed.
Ava: Mkay. Next question, Cats or Dogs?
MWB: Cats
Ava: Fruits or Veggies?
MWB: Fruits
Ava: Writing or Blogging.
MWB: Writers, they listen to everything. *Chuckles*
Ava: Money or Fame?
MWB: Money. I’m already famous, just sayin’
Ava: I see *slightly smiles* Rice or Noodles
MWB: Rice
Ava: Okay last question, Pusheen or Micky Mouse?
MWB: PUSHEEEEN! Pusheen is AWESOMENESS.
Ava: I have to admit… I AGREE WITH YOU!! PUSHEN IS BOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
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Ava: Awwwww, how sweet. Pusheen says thank you.
Pusheen: Can you interview me?
Ava: SUREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Ava: Well Mr. Writer’s Block, that’s all for today!
MWB: Awww, already? Well thanks for the interview, I really enjoyed it.
Ava: I’m glad you did!
MWB: *Leaves post*
Well wasn’t that swell? I’m so glad he’s gone! No offense, I’m just worried he may randomly sneak into one of my post’s.
I hope you guys enjoyed!
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What was your favorite part about today’s post? Do you like Mr. Writer’s  Block? Are you a fan of pushing?
Ava

Why planning doesn’t work

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I remember staring at a piece of paper full of scribbles and notes. When will I ever start this novel? I had thought to myself. All my plans and ideas I had scribbled on the page were forgotten. So I clicked the button that said: Word 2013 and started typing about my random story characters. I ended up writing a nice short story. That was the first time I realized that planning doesn’t always work.

when you are writing a story, you need to have a plan. But when you over plan, the story process becomes more of a chore. For me, writing is harder when I plan and it’s easier when I come up with an idea and start writing.

Here are some alternatives to planning

Talk to your characters

Have you ever talked to your story characters? I have many times. When I talk to my character, I learn more about her/him. I imagine I’m the friend and they are having a normal conversation. It’s easy and fun to talk to them.

Write random stories about your characters

When writing, you don’t have to always stick with the story. Open up a new page and write a mini story about your character, and how the character handles a certain situation. Then, if you liked the story you can try to add it into you book.

 

Experiment with other ideas

When writing, try knew things with you charcters. Interveiw your character. Ask them questions. That will help you learn more about them, trust me, it helps.

 

I hope these tips help!

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What do you admire about other books? Do you have any other tips?

Ava

Introducing; Word War!

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Hello, my friends! I am super excited to share with you that today, Word War is starting!

What is Word War?

Word War is a fun way for bloggers and writers to come together and create a 50,000 novel. I came with Word War a few years ago, but I never really put it on any of my websites, (considering my blog was a doll blog). I decided to do it now! Each blogger/writer chooses a team that they want to be on, once each team is even we can start!  The two teams compete against each other, working together as a team to write a novel.

Is there a theme?

Well…yes-but-no. This year’s Theme is Fanasty/Sci-fi but you can really do anything you would like, as long as your chapter lines up with the first chapter.

What do we even do?

I write the pro·logue of the story, so everybody gets an idea what to write, I will choose which team to be on later. Each team uses the same pro·logue, but they cannot copy the other teams’ stories. Each blogger writes a chapter for the story. Here is an example.

Misty Bloggs is at the top of the list so she writes chapter one etc. After each blogger writes a chapter, the next blogger does until we get to the bottom of the list. Then we repeat everything until the story is finished.

Rules;

  • Please don’t have any gory or vulgar content, remember this is for all ages.
  • Do not use God’s name in vain, swear or another suggestive language.
  • Do not copy other bloggers chapters.
  •  Have fun!

  Teams;

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Choose the team you want to be on and tell me in the comments.

Sign up now!

 

The signup/team choosing period will end July 28, which is one week from now.

Each chapter will be in first person.

The whole Novel deadline is September 10th.

Comment down below if you have any other questions! Have a great day!

Ava