DESCRIPTION AND SETTING

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

 GETTING THE SETTING RIGHT   Regardless of the genre of a story, all fiction writers must decide on a setting where it will unfold. Picking a setting is too important to leave to a random dart tossed at a map. In order to be believable, the setting must make sense for the characters and for the story itself. The writer must consider several things in order to choose the setting.  Physical Location: Where on the globe, or in the universe, the story will take place influences who you can write about. If you want your main character to be...
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CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

CHARACTER PROFILES – MY EVOLVING ADDICTION

  I was chatting a few days ago with a friend who said she had heard a term in a writing forum she didn’t know. She asked me what a character profile was and how to create one. I thought the best advice I could give her was, “The best way to keep a character profile is ‘your’ way.” For me a character profile is where I maintain a record of my character’s past, present and future, for my friend it will properly be a place where she also keeps a record of a character’s magical powers and where...
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