Tag Archives: character development

Being Thankful for the Thankless

When people ask me what I do at work, I usually just respond with “I do computer stuff for a university.” For most, that is more than enough detail. Let’s be honest. If you’re talking to a firefighter or a pilot, a … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned From My “Song of Ice and Fire” Addiction

Everyone knows that part of becoming a better writer is reading.  Over the years, even during my losing battles with writer’s block, I’ve kept that part of the bargain. I can’t remember a time since I was 10 years old … Continue reading

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Writing as Life: Learn, Live, Hope

Today, Hawleyville brings you a guest post from writer and fellow Life-Lister Diana Ligaya. As a fiction writer, Diana has wonderful insight into how the “goals” we create for our characters as we develop them and their storylines relate to our own … Continue reading

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On Sketching Jay and Jill

As I’ve delved into various blogs and writer’s resources, I’ve seen a lot of commentary on the character sketch. Some writers just jot notes down on their characters’ personality and appearance as thoughts hit them. Others create whole mini-stories involving … Continue reading

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Character Sketch – Jill

Last week, I posted a character sketch of Jay AKA Man-Whore, one of the two main characters in “The Naked Man-Whore Chronicles.” The other main character is Jill -last name still to be determined. In her early 30’s, Jill is … Continue reading

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Character Sketch – The Man-Whore

I’ve decided that in addition to my usual rants and rambles, I’m going to use this blog as a place to share the adventure of writing The Man-Whore Chronicles. These posts will be more mind-dumping and a lot less refinement … Continue reading

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I Love This Bar …

… but you’ll never catch me writing just after I visit it. I was doomed from a young age to lusting after the Hemingway life. In college, my fellow English/writing major friends and I idolized the concept of “life as … Continue reading

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