Saturday, December 11, 2010

Good Characters..

You can tell if you have a good character[s] by doing this very small activity-

Describe your character with five different words/phrases.
Support with evidence.

It works best if you do multiple at a time.

An efficient story has at least 3 varieties of different personalities. Try it on your characters!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Just in case any of you don't know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is November. 
It is a month when all authors come together to create a novel in a month; but of course there are tricks to getting there faster.

One ; Patience and persistence. Never give up. If you do, you'll never be able to finish your story, thus concluding in self-acclaimed writer's block, which is only caused by your state of mind.
Two ; A good plot and good characters! If you bore yourself, you bore your readers. You could print out a workbook which the site [] offers for free.
Three ; Leave the fun/boring part for the last. Whatever it means to you. When you're writing, just WRITE. Don't mind the spelling and grammar errors, just WRITE. If you revise as you write, it'll be a long time til you finish your chapter.

I learnt that from experience, mind you. I gave up, I had a boring plot, and I revised as I wrote. How bad am I? xD.

Please, remember 2011's NaNoWriMo and have fun!