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Our author guests have volunteered to drop in and respond when they can. July 31, Good morning! One of the ways to deepen a story and write three-dimensional characters is to be thoughtful about their emotional life and how they express those emotions in different situations.
Write a scene using the following: Get to know your character even more, and most of all, have fun! July 30, Good morning! Three Steps to Character Dimension: I ask myself, what are the two sides to this story, this scene, this moment? Your character needs a goal, and that goal needs to be impeded by some collection of obstacles and antagonist screating the external conflict of your story.
But how about internal conflict? And for Ramona Quimby, it exists as a constant tension between what she knows she should do and what she wants to do. What about in your own works in progress?
And by making those wants mutually exclusive? Very well, then I contradict myself.
I am large, I contain multitudes. Characters who are more than one thing at the same time. Characters who contradict themselves and contain the multitudes that go with it. He goes on to say: This development needs to be forged in scenes, the better to employ your intuition rather than your intellect.
And conflict is inherently dramatic….
For every trait we publicly exhibit, its opposite lurks somewhere in our psyches. Internal conflict is a kind of contradiction. In the meantime, you can apply this exercise to any of your characters, or even to yourself, which can also be illuminating.
That might refer to her entire lifetime; her arc within the story; a specific scene or chapter; or even an individual moment. Almost always, at whatever scale, there is more than one thing going on.
Both of these stories about me are true to my experience: In high school, I lived in the coolest little hippie town in America, surrounded by an academic, artistic, and diverse community. I was popular, confident, and involved in all kinds of extra-curricular activities.
I loved my friends, and felt like I could truly be myself around them. In high school, I lived in the most boring little town in America, surrounded by corn fields and pig farms.
I was deeply closeted and keeping it a secret, not just from everyone around me, but also from myself.
What is it about your character or yourself that unites those seemingly conflicting truths? Which is to say, yes, I grew up in a really cool little town, and yes, it was still for me the absolute middle of nowhere. Also, while one part of me thrived in high school, that was only possible because I was also keeping another part of myself hidden from the world.
How might the contradiction manifest? And how might the continuity? Or maybe it simply helps inform your overall writing process. Either way, I hope it might be useful for some of you.
Are there competing stakes in your story?
If not, would that improve the story?The official website of the City of New York. Find information about important alerts, services, news, programs, events, government employment, the .
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