humor, Writing

When to kill a character

Not every novel is going to have a death in it. But when do you kill a character in your writing? Authors kill characters for reasons, man, lots of reasons. Here are some:   They are getting on your nerves Turns out, that character is quite annoying. So they much die a painful excruciating death… Continue reading When to kill a character

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About Writing, the process

Character mapping and profiles

I generally speaking keep a notebook on each novel I write for ideas. In there I include character profiles. I have descriptors I use. Traits I want to keep in mind for future reference. I keep it fairly simple and this is the method I have always used. It is interesting to map out your… Continue reading Character mapping and profiles

the process, Writing

Looking at the Antagonist

  Check out: Ten Tips for a Terrific Antagonist I love a good antagonist. One point that really stuck out for me was: 4. Make sure your antagonist—at least in his own mind—has justification for everything he does. He has to believe he’s in the right, otherwise your reader won’t feel he’s real and will… Continue reading Looking at the Antagonist