Thursday, December 27, 2012

Kinda Thinking About Writing Again & A Cool Thing I Found

With the holidays coming to a close, my attention is turning to my manuscript again.  I even had a few ideas come to me.

I did find a cool worksheet (at www.martinaboone.com) with stuff to use in my character bible and I thought I'd share with you.

Here's her Character Brainstorming Worksheet

I really liked how in-depth it went and it made me stop and think about my characters in a new way.  (Thanks, Ms. Boone!) Not to mention that it's springboarding me in some plot ideas.  Sometimes you just need that as a writer.

I hope you find it helpful, too, and we'll all be writing like the wind in the new year.

7 comments:

Jon Spell said...

I got a book as a present to help with writing: No Plot? No Problem!

I wonder if I used that book (that I have to read first!) in conjunction with this worksheet, if I could flesh out my NaNo work and extend it a bit.

WoW! That sheet is really extensive, with some very amusing lists of options!

Like:

Mannerisms and Action Tags

() Smells of __________

Does anyone else think of "elderberries" first?

Wonder if I could write a program that would randomly pick options for minor characters... hmmmm. Easier to use D&D dice.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Jon, that seriously made me laugh. I love that show! Your mother was a hamster!

C. Michelle Jefferies said...

I didn't think of Elderberries first but I will now. I like the worksheet. I'm going to have to print it off and do some character work now. I have tons of things I want to do this next year, with writing and revising. I hope to at least accomplish part of my goals.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Michelle, congrats on all the great reviews you're getting for your new book. All your fans want more already!

Kristine Nielson said...

Thanks for the link to the worksheet. I'm glad you share the things that get kick start your writing (and glad to know I'm not the only one whose writing got buried over the holidays!).

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Kristine, we writers have to stick together, right! Now it's just a matter of unburying it all after the holidays . . . :)

C. Michelle Jefferies said...

Thanks Julie, I will get you a copy to review. Yeah, I'm pleased with the reviews. The sequel question is one I get asked alot. I guess I did what I intended which is to get the reader hooked into the story.