Category Archives: Characterization

Episode 18: It Didn’t Go Like I Planned…

How’s it going? Today is podcast day, which means one thing… Let’s get to it. In today’s episode (number 18), I won’t be going in sequence. I’ll be chatting about a few of the mistakes (among many) I made during … Continue reading

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Episode 9: An RPG Quest Plus Backstory and Characterization

How’s it going? I had a few different ideas for today, but in the end I decided to go with one that wrapped up just last night. Let’s get to it. Today is podcast day, and also the first day … Continue reading

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The Cats Had a Huge Bash…

How’s it going? My aunt shared a cat video over Facebook today, and I watched it. Boring? Not really…she doesn’t own a cat herself. This video reminded me of something about prospects and characterization. Let’s get to it. This wasn’t … Continue reading

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Fiction File: How a Fictional Detective Can Help You Create Better Characters

How was your weekend? Mine was a standard weekend, pretty much–getting ready for the week after doing some relaxing. Let’s get to it. I watched a teeny bit of the series finale of Monk yesterday. The whole shebang itself apparently went … Continue reading

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I Was Reminded of This TV Character Yesterday

How’s it going? Last post, I mentioned that I’d talk about one of my favorite TV characters (not my all-time favorite), and I figured that should be today, before my writer’s brain gets control of my fingers again and changes … Continue reading

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Fiction File: That Time I Was Part of Someone Else’s Story…

How was your weekend? I actually spent most of mine in a hotel, because I was hanging out waiting for, traveling to, and celebrating at… My cousin’s wedding. I decided to make this post a Fiction File, just for you … Continue reading

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That Time I Realized I Was Actually Both Characters…

How’s your week been so far? I’ve been back and forth with my designer for a re-release on one of my books (which should be coming up here soon, I hope). Stay tuned for that. Let’s get to it. A … Continue reading

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Caught Off-Guard By The Post Office Guy…

How’s your week going so far? Good, I hope. I was in the post office the other day to pay the internet bill. Everything was going fine, until the guy at the counter said, “I’d like to ask you some … Continue reading

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Why My Brother Got Me Thinking About My Life…

How was your weekend? Mine was pretty much the same–weekly shopping trip, comics, crosswords, and what-have-ya. Anyway, let’s get to it. I didn’t really think of my own life in terms of somebody else’s. Until I remembered that my brother … Continue reading

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Fiction File: Need Character? Put a Spin on Description, Like This…

I decided to pick up a thread I started here months ago. Yeah, to say I lost track would be an understatement. Back then, I said there are different ways to make characters seem real—even though they’re really not. I … Continue reading

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