Hi, SE Readers. Joan here today. One of my first posts for Story Empire was titled “What’s in a Name?” It was about the importance of selecting character names that matched age, ethnicity, gender, etc. We writers are free to go outside the box so to speak, especially if you tend to be a bit … Continue reading The Name Game
Hello SErs! Harmony here. During a recent conversation with friends, which brought immense amusement, we talked about the ways in which we describe people. This got me thinking about the common descriptors we use in general and how we can enhance characterisations in our fictional writing. To give you some idea, the conversation included my … Continue reading Guess Who?
Hi, gang. Craig here again. I'm noticing that my posts tend to be more open ended than the other authors here. Part of that is because there are so many different methods to produce a good story. I like to discuss things and present options. This time the topic is characters. I've been told I … Continue reading An open dialog on characters
Hello SE Readers. This post is going to sound like I’m rambling but bear with me. I do have a purpose for it, and it does relate to writing. This past Saturday was a work free day in the Hall household. The weather was cloudy, a bit chilly, and a light drizzle fell. What better … Continue reading Observations
Hello, wonderful SEers! Mae here with one of my favorite topics—personalities. Some months ago I shared a post about using the Myers Brigg Type Indicator to determine your personality type. That post generated great discussion and seemed to be fun for everyone. I’m currently in the process of starting the second book in my newest … Continue reading Personality Types for Characters