Character generator trigger game 1

character generator trigger game-page-001We’re preparing a new section on characterisation, and to get us started, here’s a Character generator trigger game. This will either be a mildly distracting bit of fun or a psychologically traumatic journey into the darkness of your soul. From a writing perspective, let’s hope it’s the latter.

To begin with, imagine a character who wants whatever you think your mother or father (or guardian) always wanted but never, or hasn’t yet, obtained. Take a few minutes to think.

Intrigued? Click here for the full Character generator.

Good luck in therapy!

Writing stories: journeys and character transitions (tip 37) 2

D.D. Johnston explains in five minutes everything you need to know to understand every story ever told. Enjoy!

Click this link to open the story planner worksheet that accompanies this video.
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Dialogue tags editing exercise to accompany writing tip 33 Reply

Dialogue tags exercise imageAfter watching Writing Tip 33, you might want to have a go at this writing exercise. Just click on the image to open the exercise and then clean up the dialogue tags to improve the excerpt. For comparison, the published version follows further down the document. As always, please let us know how you get on.