character developement

  1. TashaHutchison

    Lecture Wordy Writer - Day 3

    Happy Sunday, I can't believe we've already reached Day 3! Today you should have created the blueprint of your book/novel after completing the worksheets below. I hope that you have found this workshop helpful. Be sure to take a look at the other organizers by Wordy Writer. Thank you for being...
  2. TashaHutchison

    Lecture Wordy Writer - Day 1

    Happy Friday! Welcome to Wordy Writer's mini intensive workshop. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our organizer. For the next three days, we'll go through most of the organizer, but you will create the bones of your blueprint. So let's get started. Always feel free to refer to...
  3. TashaHutchison

    Lecture Welcome to Wordy Writer Mini Intensive!

    Wordy Writer LLC is excited to spend the next three days with you all to introduce you to our Wordy Writer Organizer. Wordy Writer LLC. has only the writing process in mind to make your life easier. It's Wordy Writer LLC's goal to take on the hard part of outlining your story, so you as the...
  4. TashaHutchison

    All things writing Writing tools

    If you would like an easy and quick way to create your story, Wordy Writer Organizers are a great way to do so. You’ll know for sure if your story idea is strong enough to get to your resolution aka THE END. If you want to know more, sign up for our free class here on Savvy Authors!
  5. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 6 - Wrap up

    Lecture 6 Welcome back to the class. For the final lecture, we're going to have a recap of what I've covered. What "own voices" is and what it refers to - "#OwnVoices is a term coined by the writer Corinne Duyvis, and refers to an author from a marginalized or under-represented group...
  6. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 3 - Adding Your Experiences to Your Story

    Lecture 3 Welcome back to the class. Today we're going to cover: How to weave your experiences into the story so you can add authenticity to your characters' experiences. Most writers add personal experiences to their stories in one way or another. It could be in the description of a...
  7. Deborah Bailey

    Homework Lecture 2

    Homework -What is your story idea or WIP about? -Who is telling the story? -What do you want readers to feel as they read your story? -What will be your main characters' story arc? Please feel free to share excerpts from your WIP if you'd like. If you prefer private feedback, email me at...
  8. Deborah Bailey

    Homework Lecture 1

    Lecture 1 Homework Questions for you... -Do you have a favorite book, TV show or movie where you feel that a character with different experiences than yourself gave you a new perspective? -Have you ever written a character (or characters) with different life experiences than your own? How did...
  9. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 1 - What does "Own voices" mean for storytelling?

    Lecture 1 Today we're going to cover the concept of #ownvoices and how you can you use that concept to inform your storytelling. Let's start with an official definition that's posted on the Seattle Public Library website: "#OwnVoices is a term coined by the writer Corinne Duyvis, and...
  10. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Welcome to the class

    Welcome to the class Hi everyone! I'm happy to be back at Savvy Authors presenting another class for all of you. If you've been in one of my previous classes, great to connect with you again! :) A little about me... I'm an indie author of paranormal and science fiction romance. I've also...
  11. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 4 - Your Characters

    Lecture 4 Welcome back to the class. Today we'll be covering: "How main characters and supporting characters interact over multiple books and are your main characters strong enough to keep the story going." Think about the books you've enjoyed over the years. What characters stood out for...
  12. LC Hayden

    Lecture Lesson 3 Common Mistakes Authors Make When Creating a Character and What to Do to Make Characters Likeable

    Lesson 3 Common Mistakes Authors Make When Creating a Character and What to Do to Make Characters Likeable Many authors, especially new authors, tend to make the same mistakes when creating their characters. Here, then, is a list of those mistakes. Make sure you avoid them. Here are the...
  13. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 6 - Review & questions

    Lecture 6 Welcome back to the class. In this final lecture we're doing a review and wrap-up. How has your view of your character(s) changed? What do they really fear and what do they really desire? First, let's review. GMC – Goals/Motivation/Conflict Goals – what your character wants...
  14. LC Hayden

    Lecture Lesson 8 Using Characters to Build Suspense: Secrets and Throwing Suspicion

    Lesson 8 Using Characters to Build Suspense: Secrets and Throwing Suspicion One of the greatest opportunities to add suspense to your writing begins with the characters themselves. There are several things the characters can say or do that helps the author achieve that level of suspense in...
  15. Landra Graf

    Discussion Character Development Lecture: Part 2 - Read by 2/19

    *Suggested read by dates are so you don't get behind in the class material (in case you are wanting feedback on anything or if you have questions). This is the second presentation on Character Development, covering the wounds, fatal flaw, traits, and backstory. Here is some additional...
  16. Jacqui Jacoby

    Lecture Thriller Lec: Expanding on Characters ...

    I was unpacking books and finally found the one I wanted to share. This is a lecture moving backwards in theme, but this book is important and one I would recommend adding to your personal library; No, I get no kickbacks. I have taken live courses from the two authors, and Tami Cowden has...