The second one is my signature move
Requested by maggiewritesmoderndread.
Sony’s presentation in a nutshell.
i think its time 4 bed
I created these cards as advice to writers from some of my favorite word wranglers. These bits always sock me between the eyes when I read them.
I dare you to write about this picture.
Be creative with it. Is this person’s skin painted or is that what they actually look like? Where are they? A party? A different planet?
Think outside the box!
And don’t forget to tag I dare you to write if you’re brave enough to publish it
In A LOT of stories, there’s the standard “old” character who knows everything. He or she usually drives the plot forward by providing the necessary information that your characters need to reach their own goals or destroy the “baddies”. This character is sometimes a…
Well, my character’s are heavily biased by my personal issues/life, ergo making it quite hard to receive criticism. It’s hard to understand, I know, and it’s hard to help, but it’s cost me many rp blogs since I no longer felt attached to that part of myself. How can I make them more…. unpersonal?
I usually don’t recommend writing characters that are based on yourself for this exact kind of stuff. When you change, you no longer feel like the character does, making you lose your inspiration to write them. Also, when roleplaying, whatever negative reaction someone else’s character has toward yours feels like a personal attack, even when it isn’t and just happens to be how their character behaves.
My main advice for you is to find a better way to flesh out your characters whilst making them different from yourself. The trick is to share a common trait with them so you can connect, even if they’re completely different from you.
Let’s say you’re stubborn. Make a character that is extremely hardheaded and inflexible… but that’s about it. Make them different. Take bits of other traits and add them to your character, inspire yourself from music, quotes, other characters. Make them a whole new person with their own thoughts and feelings. Give them a reason why they’re so firm.
Here are some character creation related links, roleplay based:
- Creating a Character; a guide
- Making an Original Character
- How to write an OC
- Need help with character creation?
Here are links from our tags