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
Visual Tools #2: Music and Character Flaws
I suggest creating a playlist tailored to your work in progress. Music which evokes the mood, theme or genre of the fiction you’re writing
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?
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.
Body language – how to show, not tell
We have touched on ‘show don’t tell‘ before, and where previously we concentrated on emotions, this time we will look at body language. Don’t tell