Category Archive: Creating Solid Characters

Creating characters is a little like making friends

by

The PLC hit a bit of a rough patch there, with all of us encountering various hazards on our little writing roadways, which sent us swerving about into ditches and oncoming traffic. But… Continue reading

“I hate strong female characters.” Yes, and let’s stop creating them.

by

I just read last week’s article in the New Statesmen by Sophia McDougall entitled I hate Strong Female Characters. By now you’ve probably read it too, but in case you haven’t, McDougall essentially… Continue reading

Save the Cat and Keep ’em Reading

by

Can you escape a dystopia in under 500 words? THE BREAK is up at Brain Harvest. Go read it and see. That was awesome, wasn’t it? And now, today’s post. Amy’s recent rave… Continue reading

Unstoppable Serenity

by

This week the PLC is going Beyond the Bookshelves, to examine other aspects of pop culture that inform our writing. We also are unrolling a fantastic new feature this week- Guest Spot Tuesday.… Continue reading

For the Sake of Being Evil

by

By S. C. Green This week I want to talk about antagonists, villains and your overall not-so-do-gooders. You know the ones, the characters that are forever plotting to take over the world or… Continue reading

Characters on A Wire: A Study of HBO’s “The Wire”

by

By: Michael James Greenwald Well, Happy Sunday Funday everyone!!  And Happy Valentine’s Day to those who celebrate and Happy Anti-Valentine’s Day to those that don’t.  For my topic on this glorious Sunday in… Continue reading

Make Them Real

by

By S. C. Green How do I create solid characters? Well, I hate to dispel the magic here, but they don’t happen from the get go. I have to finesse them onto the… Continue reading

Creating Whole Characters

by

Outside, a girl and a boy sat at a table. Both had their legs propped up, and sat not quite facing each other, seemingly relaxed. But as the girl spoke, she smiled and fidgeted. Sometimes her hands grew animated, excited, then she’d control them again. Hold them together, still.

Building Characters, One Trait at a Time

by

Write what you know. It’s one of those Creative Writing 101 Rules. But what about characters? A week or two ago on a twitter chat, (I think it was #writechat, but it might… Continue reading

  • June 2017
    S M T W T F S
    « May    
     123
    45678910
    11121314151617
    18192021222324
    252627282930  
  • Archives: