November 23rd, 2005


Rules of Story

  • Everything that appears in a story must have a purpose and be used. If it has no purpose in the story or is not used, it must be omitted.
  • If you create a place that everyone avoids, your character must go there.
  • If you create a task that cannot be done, your character must find a way to do it.
  • As jmeadows says, hold nothing back.

More to follow as I think of them.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

Breakout Novel Workbook - Exercise 2

Creating Multi-Dimensional Characters

What is a pominent characteristic of your protagonist's personality? Write it down.

What is the opposite of that characteristic?

Write a paragraph in which your character displays the opposition trait.

Do this for second, third, and fourth characteristics.

Quizzage: Stolen from atalanapendrag:

You Are The Stuffing

You're complicated and complex, yet all your pieces fit together.
People miss you if you're gone - but they're not sure why.

Yea! I'm my favorite Thanksgiving food! :D

Okay, my favorite Thanksgiving food is actually fenocchi, but I can get that at other times of the year.

Life: No pedicure again, tonight; the lady was in the shop today but left at 5pm. I'll see if I can get it done on Friday or Saturday.

Must wash hair and clothes.

Avriet Work

I spent this evening reworking the first chapter of The Curse of Avriet. I took out a lot of crappy stuff and replaced it with what I hope is better writing.

I have increased the total target word count to 100,000 words, since I wasn't nearly finished with the original Avriet draft at the end of NaNo 2004.

The chapter is in my musevoices journal.

Word count: 2407
  • Current Mood
    working working