Hi, Gang, Craig with you again. I need to come up with a post, and this one has been gnawing at me for a while now. Recently, I struggled with a section of a draft I'm working on, and the best solution was to just write it. It came out pretty good, so I'm taking … Continue reading Finding your author’s voice
Hello SErs. Harmony here. Today, I have a question for you >>> How do you write what you can't know? Or, more to the point, how do you write it convincingly? My current WIP is set aboard an interstellar spaceship hurtling through outer space. In this kind of situation, I cannot possibly stick to the … Continue reading How Do You Write What You Can’t Know?
Ciao, amici. We've been discussing story bibles. So far, in addition to the overview, we've covered the series premise, character sheets, and setting descriptions. Today, I'll be discussing outlines, specifically outlining for multiple POVs. If you only have one POV character, the information still (mostly) applies. You can just eliminate the additional columns. This is … Continue reading Planning for Multiple POVs
Hello SErs! Harmony here. Back in December, Craig Boyack wrote an excellent post on writing medium, which you can find HERE. When I read the post, it reminded me of how I use Maslow's hierarchy of needs to help build in-depth characters. Here's what I wrote to Craig in the comments ... What you say … Continue reading How to Use Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for Characterisation
Hello SErs. Harmony here. Today I wanted to look at characterisation. Making my characters look, sound, and feel different has always been a challenging part of writing for me, and I'm always on the lookout for new ways to show the many personality types that make up the human species. I don't read horoscopes (or … Continue reading Using Horoscopes for Characterisation