FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
In A to Z of Character Creation Part 4, I cover the letters I, J and K. I look at whether your characters have imagination, can they think on their feet or do they need to stop and plan everything out. (The latter type always have contingency plans too – and OCD is not unknown to them either!). For J, I look at justice. Do your characters care about it with a passion or only when the lack of justice directly affects them? For K, I look at Kudos and ask if your characters have any!
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
Fairytale Character Traits is one of those posts where I could have gone on at some legnth. I limited this post to three items and looked at how villains are always bad tempered and impatient (this usually leads to their downfall) and why it is vital your heroic characters always treat people decently. Powerful wizards etc have a habit of disguising themselves as much older people to test your characters so your characters should be ready to pass that test! I also look at there being a clear cut good and bad guy – the fairytales always seem to cry out for this – but that doesn’t mean your good guy is squeaky clean. People should also be able to see where the villain comes from, and even sympathize, while at the same time still root for the hero to win.
FACEBOOK – GENERAL
I look at writing in the first and third persons for flash and short stories tonight.
FACEBOOK – FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN
I discuss reviews tonight and thank all those who’ve reviewed my book so more. More reviews always welcome incidentally! I also talk a little on why they matter and that I use reviews myself to gauge opinion on a wide variety of things including books. They really do help.