Uh, no not me, lol.... I'm talking about our characters. I read an awesome post from author Lena Coakley on character development and it was like BAM! whacked me in the head and said, "Hey, here's what you need to make sure you did!"
Read the full article on the link above, but here's the gist of what I needed:
1. What is the character's wound?
2. What is the hero's belief?
3. What is the hero's identity? (false self he shows the world)
4. What is the hero's essence? (what's left when identity's dropped)
The actual character development is the pull between the strong desire to remain in his identity, and the need to live in the essence. The hero can only reach his goal if he abandons his false self and embraces the true one. ***** Abandoning the armor, and living in essence to face the climax of the story ************
I just love that. Wow. Again, check out the full article. You'll be glad you did.
Cliff Claven moment here: .... Ever wonder why dialogue is spelled dialog too? I even get spellcheck on it. But "dialogue" is the original English spelling. Once Americans started their own dictionary, they dropped the "ue," which is now why we recognize both spellings. :)
I'll be crossing the big pond tomorrow so my blog rounds will be minimal, but I'll be catching up next week. Oddly, I'm looking forward to the seven hour flight so I can get some revisions done. lol... you know you're a writer when, right??
Don't forget about Leigh T. Moore's blogfest on Monday. Still time to sign up.
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