We give characters in our stories thoughts and words and a personality, but why not give them jobs too? The jobs you give your characters
Here we share advice on how to make your fiction stand out from the crowd.
Visual Tools #1: Mood Board & Character Attributes
Have you been staring at your blank screen and the reproachful blinking cursor? Despite having an idea bursting to become a short story or a book, you may be struggling to translate it into words?
Storytelling is an Art
I will skim over punctuation or grammar inconsistencies if the writer is a great storyteller. But, if someone has a grammatically and structurally perfect narrative but does not possess the skill to entertain me from the start, I’ll close the page and move on.
Without your character having something that is motivating them, something that is heavy on their mind which may then spur them towards acting in a certain way, then you may as well leave them out of your story…
Every person on the face of this earth has positive and negative character traits, and so should the characters in your story. A character can’t be all good, or all negative.
The narrator is the person who tells the story, who lets the reader ‘hear’ and ‘see’ what happens in the story. The mode of narration is also called the ‘point of view’.