Tag Archives: Characterization

Creating Effective Characters by Hal Bodner

Hal Bodner is one of the funniest and most delightful authors I’ve had the privilege of working with for a guest post on helluo librorum. (And I might add, a most patient and sweet soul.) Hal is a fascinating and accomplished … Continue reading

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lunch hour links — description, characterization, going indie and more

If you’re like me and enjoy surfing the net on your lunch hour, here a few links you might want to check out: My good friend Peter Cooper has written a very insightful article on writing description in your story. It’s … Continue reading

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Daydreaming . . .

Today I am over at my other blog, talking about Daydreaming Your Characters.

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building the story (or layering the onion)

I made a post on my Facebook page recently about how much fun it is to begin a novel with nothing more than a character’s name and face, then build a story around the character. My blogging friend, David Felker, commented … Continue reading

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writing your way into a character

Originally, An Autumn Tale was conceived to be a young adult fantasy, and it was supposed to be Peter’s story. Yet I was having a terrible time seeing the story through Peter’s eyes. My writing instructor suggested writing several scenes … Continue reading

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research and characterization

[tweetmeme source=”teresafrohock” alias=”http://wp.me/pr3QO-Bx” only_single=false] A Monday re-do. I don’t usually re-hash old posts, but this past weekend I was out of town in addition to experiencing a head cold, so needless to say, I didn’t have the time to write … Continue reading

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making your characters active, even when they’re not

Erica Hayes is one of those magical authors who is generous with her time. I’ve been reading her informative posts on other blogs and was absolutely delighted when she accepted my invitation to write a guest post for helluo librorum. … Continue reading

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lunch hour links for writers – 1/13/10

[tweetmeme source=”teresafrohock” alias=”http://wp.me/pr3QO-ye” only_single=false] So you want to write horror. On this fortunate Wednesday the 13th, and in honor of our interview with author Robert Dunbar, this week’s lunch hour links will be devoted to links on writing horror. Before … Continue reading

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from concept to story

[tweetmeme source=”teresafrohock” alias=”http://wp.me/pr3QO-xQ” only_single=false] For the entire course of this year, we’re going to forget everything literary agents tell you not to do when you’re querying them. As a matter of fact, we’re going to forget literary agents even exist! … Continue reading

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scary women

[tweetmeme source=”teresafrohock” alias=”http://wp.me/pr3QO-w8″ only_single=false] Before you read a word I have to say on the subject, you first must go here and read Gillian Flynn’s article For Readers I Was Not a Nice Little Girl… (from Powell’s). Scary women. Ms. … Continue reading

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