Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Knowing the Heart of Your Character

Creating characters is a process. You may think you know them when they first appear on the paper, but as they evolve and take on life you may be surprised to learn that they are much more interesting and unpredictable than you first thought.

Today's Prompt:

Take and existing scene, and on a separate piece of paper write down what your character is thinking throughout the scene. Thoughts are not always reflected in actions. In fact, actions can be misinterpreted...even the author may be surprised at what their character is thinking. This exercise not only brings about growth in your character but growth in the author's understanding of their character's heart.

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Rinkly Rimes said...

Although my 'daily' input to my very new Blog is basically poetry (often doggeral) I was drawn to your Blog because it involves a daily discipline. I have decided to write a poem a day for the rest of my active life! That's not as daunting as it sounds as I'm a grandmother! I am also Australian but I think many of my themes are universal.

Rinkly Rimes

Donna Sundblad said...

Hi Brenda,

The cover artist for my books is from Australia. In fact, Pumping Your Muse the revised edition is coming out with a new cover and that cover is also from an Aussie!

Anyhow, congratulations on setting a goal for your creative writing. Learning to set a writing goal changed my life, and this blog is here to help others do the same! If you're ever stuck come on over and check it out.

Thanks for visiting. I'll have to have a look at your blog.