It comes up in every book group I’ve ever joined, but it still irked me when a woman made this contribution during my current book group’s last meeting: “I hated it. I didn’t like the main character at all. She just seemed so weird.” Cue a collective internal sigh from the rest of the group.
Tag: fictional characters
Last week in preparation for National Novel Writing Month, we attempted to write a very short synopsis of our story idea. However, some of us get ideas for characters before we know what’s going to happen to them. And that’s a great place to start! So let’s get to know the people in your story.
My West Wing, Myself
Last year, some of our writers took on recaps of The West Wing while some of our regular recap shows were on hiatus during the doldrums of bad summer TV. That got me thinking about the show again after a long time, so when the DVD boxed set went on deep discount, I couldn’t resist […]
Lunchtime Poll – 5/25
How is it possible that we are halfway through another work week already? Or, how is it possible it’s only Wednesday (depending on your perspective)?
“The happiest story you’ll ever read,” claims the book jacket, and while I don’t know if I’d go that far, David Brooks’ The Social Animal is definitely an engaging read, particularly when you consider the depth of what Brooks attempts to do.
We’ve made it to the final elimination round before the real fun starts on March 1. We’ve already narrowed down the Sci-fi/Fantasy brackets for both Youngs and Olds, and last night we brought the fictional Youngs down to 16. Tonight, we’ll be looking at the Fictional Olds (another big category, we have lots of axing […]
Lunchtime Poll 11/29
Happy noon! (at least here in EST.) Hope everyone is having a completely awesome day which will be remembered through the ages in story and song. We’re typing our fingers off over here, but don’t you worry. We’d write for you guys with bloody stubs.