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Scene Setting – It’s In The Details…

March 26, 2014
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writing desk 1To immerse our readers in our stories, we need to create details that will transport them into the scene. There is a fine balance between enough detail and too much but enabling our reader to visualize where our characters are ‘living’ is a vital element for our narrative. This exceptional article gives us specific tips on how to do this. Enjoy and save!

http://www.alanrinzler.com/blog/2012/05/19/it%E2%80%99s-the-details-writers/#!

What method do you use, when creating scenes?

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Links:

http://nowastedink.com/2012/08/17/creating-the-outline-of-a-novel-from-notebook-to-scrivener/

http://nbilenko.com/projects/narrative.html

Creating a Conscience for Your Character…

June 13, 2013
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Qualm – definition: an uneasy feeling or pang of conscience as to conduct

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When creating the protagonist and antagonist in our stories, we give each opposing views and/or values. This is the basis of the conflict that carries our readers along their journey. Character development is a vital element of our narrative. Each character, whether major or minor, needs to have flaws and redeeming features, motivations, expectations, loyalties and deterrents.

Here is a good post by Kathy : http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/ten-character-development-tips/

We should also consider giving our characters a conscience. Will the hero question his actions if they are extreme to his morals? Does the villain have a deep seated angst? What motivates them?

Another great post here by S. Jae-Jones:

http://sjaejones.com/blog/2010/heroes-villains/

Their battles with their conscience and how they come to terms with conflicts within themselves has to be believable. A vegetarian isn’t going to eat raw meat on page 33!

Have you struggled with a character’s conscience issues?

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