Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Write Your Dreams

  This is an article from my other blog that I spruced up and am publishing here so that you amazing people can read it. I just want to note that you guys are writers, mess up what I wrote. Over analyze it, under analyze it, make it your own. Take my ideas and turn it into something that works for you as an genuinely terrific individual. However, you may feel free to do exactly as I say as well. :)
  The very first thing I do when meeting a new character is daydream. I love doing this, I have always loved daydreaming ever since I was a little girl. It earned me a lot of homework when I was a public schooled kindergartner though. First, I choose my character and put them in their world. And I have them interact with other characters and such. I let myself have bunches of fun with this step. I do anything I want romantic scenes, fights, crying like a Disney princess. And I try out different personalities and looks.
What do they look like? 

  I slowly fill this in the more I daydream. What do they wear? I like to add a personal item that everyone will someday see and start fangirling over because they recognize it as one of my characters. You know like, converse, red and blue handkerchiefs and shirts, bowties, scarves, and deerstalkers. These things will be a trigger when readers are out in public. 
What do they sound like? 

  I like to also give each character a word or two that they would never ever use. Then one or two words that they use all the time. Maybe your MMC hates it when people use the word gorgeous (don’t ask me why), try making it a word your FMC uses whenever she wants to irritate him. I am always trying out new words to expand my vocabulary, try having your character do this and often misuse words. Fitting this in with your character's backstory will give them more depth.

What do you want?
  Then for my next step. I tend to do this when I can’t think of a scene that I want to keep, but one that I want to write anyways. It’s pretty much the same as daydreaming. I just do it on paper. It’s a good writing exercise and it’s fun. Plus there’s no pressure on you about writing well. It’s all about finding out who your characters are. I often try out romances this way. But writing out backstories, nonessential scenes, and just goofy fluff is never a waste of time.

(I am posting this today to get my blog rolling again but you can start expecting posts irregularly on Mondays. I am trying to be more consistent, but I'm not promising anything because I have let you guys down too many times before)
  Do you have any tips or things you would like to share? Please feel free to leave a comment below, I love, love, love reading what you guys have to say.

Keep writing!

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