Characters, Writing Tips

Character Development: Part 2

Last week, I discussed  this TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,  and how I thought her observations about a “single story,” were of importance to the writing community if we want to keep our characters from seeming one-dimensional. Everyone has a story to tell, even the people we make up. My favorite way to find… Continue reading Character Development: Part 2

Characters, Writing Tips

Character Development: Part 1

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”- Dr. Seuss Last night, I watched this TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “The Danger of a Single Story.”  In her presentation, Adichie discussed the influences of what we read, hear, experience, and see, both in our everyday lives as well as in the media, on our… Continue reading Character Development: Part 1

Characters, Writing Tips

Claerie’s Golden Writing Rules Part 1: Give Your Characters Dimension

Evil isn't born, it's made; and so is good. -Regina Mills, Once Upon A Time This has been one of my favorite quotes since the beginning of the first season of ABC's hit series Once Upon A Time (OUAT) back in 2011. For those who are unfamiliar with show, the basic premise is that the… Continue reading Claerie’s Golden Writing Rules Part 1: Give Your Characters Dimension