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Character Development

Character Development

6 Lessons, Updated 8 Years Ago

Some characters are flat and like cardboard cut outs. Let's add some spice to these characters, and make your readers want to actually READ the book!
Beginners Guide to Dialogue. <img src='http://www.writerscafe.org/images/breadcrumb.png' width='7' height='11' alt=':' class='absmiddle' /> 3 Common Mistakes.

Beginners Guide to Dialogue. : 3 Common Mistakes.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Common mistakes people make when writing dialogue.
The Right Way to Write Wrong <img src='http://www.writerscafe.org/images/breadcrumb.png' width='7' height='11' alt=':' class='absmiddle' /> A schizophrenic approach to character development

The Right Way to Write Wrong : A schizophrenic approach to character development

Posted 8 Years Ago


How to ration out personality traits so that your characters are complex but easily distinguishable from one another.
Poetry: It's All About Little Details <img src='http://www.writerscafe.org/images/breadcrumb.png' width='7' height='11' alt=':' class='absmiddle' /> 101: What are you writing about?

Poetry: It's All About Little Details : 101: What are you writing about?

Posted 8 Years Ago


The first step to making a complex piece is understanding what you are writing about.
How Not to Suck at Writing <img src='http://www.writerscafe.org/images/breadcrumb.png' width='7' height='11' alt=':' class='absmiddle' /> Personalize it!

How Not to Suck at Writing : Personalize it!

Posted 8 Years Ago


For no one likes the wannabe.
 Fiction in emotion  <img src='http://www.writerscafe.org/images/breadcrumb.png' width='7' height='11' alt=':' class='absmiddle' /> how to start

Fiction in emotion : how to start

Posted 8 Years Ago


how to start a story and take it from a simple idea to an amazing portrayal.
Haiku for Amateurs

Haiku for Amateurs

12 Lessons, Updated 5 Years Ago

Haiku, originally from the Land of Japan, is known for its prowess to capture a boundless emotion in few words. This is a humble try at revealing the traditional richness in this poetry format.
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Updated 4 Years Ago

Everyone loves a small scrappy startup. But what happens when a startup goes from being an underdog to just a part of a much larger corporation? Salesforce.com acquired cloud computing startup Heroku for $212 million in 2010, and since then, two of H..
Top Ten Tips for Newbie Fiction Writers <img src='http://www.writerscafe.org/images/breadcrumb.png' width='7' height='11' alt=':' class='absmiddle' /> Seven: Who Went Where?

Top Ten Tips for Newbie Fiction Writers : Seven: Who Went Where?

Posted 7 Years Ago


The Importance of Scene & Character Direction.
How Not to Suck at Writing <img src='http://www.writerscafe.org/images/breadcrumb.png' width='7' height='11' alt=':' class='absmiddle' /> Seducing Scary Stories

How Not to Suck at Writing : Seducing Scary Stories

Posted 7 Years Ago


Because Edgar Allen Poe didn't die in a ditch all by himself.
Characters-The Vital Organs In Any Writing <img src='http://www.writerscafe.org/images/breadcrumb.png' width='7' height='11' alt=':' class='absmiddle' /> Relationships: The Things Authors Aren't Very Good At: Part One

Characters-The Vital Organs In Any Writing : Relationships: The Things Authors Aren't Very Good At: Part One

Posted 8 Years Ago


Writing needs relationships. Let's make them! Hi, my name is_____, and I would like to be your friend!
Haiku for Amateurs <img src='http://www.writerscafe.org/images/breadcrumb.png' width='7' height='11' alt=':' class='absmiddle' /> Haiku Prompts

Haiku for Amateurs : Haiku Prompts

Posted 5 Years Ago


A Prompt a day keeps the Writers' Block away!
How to Defeat Writer's Block <img src='http://www.writerscafe.org/images/breadcrumb.png' width='7' height='11' alt=':' class='absmiddle' /> Free-Write

How to Defeat Writer's Block : Free-Write

Posted 8 Years Ago


The quickest method in this course is the free-write method. This method focuses more on unblocking the mind than it does creating a new idea, so if other methods aren't working, this may be the new direction to take
what to do before you graduate <img src='http://www.writerscafe.org/images/breadcrumb.png' width='7' height='11' alt=':' class='absmiddle' /> 50 things to do before graduation

what to do before you graduate : 50 things to do before graduation

Posted 8 Years Ago


what do you want to do before you graduate?
Steampunk <img src='http://www.writerscafe.org/images/breadcrumb.png' width='7' height='11' alt=':' class='absmiddle' /> Details - Do's and Don'ts

Steampunk : Details - Do's and Don'ts

Posted 7 Years Ago


Details - Do's and Don'ts made for Steam-Punk
Breathe Life Into Your Writing! <img src='http://www.writerscafe.org/images/breadcrumb.png' width='7' height='11' alt=':' class='absmiddle' /> Part III: Symbolism

Breathe Life Into Your Writing! : Part III: Symbolism

Posted 6 Years Ago


How can you put symbols into your writing? It might seem hard, but after reading this, I think you'll have a much easier time using them in YOUR stories!
How to Defeat Writer's Block <img src='http://www.writerscafe.org/images/breadcrumb.png' width='7' height='11' alt=':' class='absmiddle' /> Dream Journal

How to Defeat Writer's Block : Dream Journal

Posted 8 Years Ago


This lesson tells you how to remember your dreams and how to use a dream journal to defeat writer's block.
How To Be A Better Writer <img src='http://www.writerscafe.org/images/breadcrumb.png' width='7' height='11' alt=':' class='absmiddle' /> 10 Rules For Writing Numbers

How To Be A Better Writer : 10 Rules For Writing Numbers

Posted 6 Years Ago


This lesson lists ten rules to embed numerals and written numbers into your writing.
The Right Way to Write Wrong <img src='http://www.writerscafe.org/images/breadcrumb.png' width='7' height='11' alt=':' class='absmiddle' /> Shut up, you're an extra, nobody cares about your backstory

The Right Way to Write Wrong : Shut up, you're an extra, nobody cares about your backstory

Posted 8 Years Ago


Don't flesh out every single loser on the page. Not everyone is worth paying attention to.

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