It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.-Aristotle Onassis
Whoa! It’s seriously been months since I have updated my blog. Second semester took me by storm, tossed me in the ocean with nothing and I had to learn to swim. I’m swimming now, but I was definitely drowning for a bit. Not going to lie. Since I can’t update as often as I want to, I will post some motivational quotes.
I have so many plans that I want to execute when I am not swamped with school work. Here is the list.
I am done with school. For now. I will enjoy it as long as I can. I know I […]
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Tuesday, I read the first three pages of my novel in class. It wasn’t bad. But I hate […]
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I finally did it. I finally started my first novel again. And the word ‘Finally’ is the first […]
Reading all of the silly mistakes and what had a strong influence on me when I wrote it is cringe worthy. I cannot wait to rewrite the first and second chapter. The first chapter could use a lot of work and I did not like it as much as I like chapter two. When I wrote the two chapters, there was a large time period between. I could tell that there had been some growth in my writing, which is good, no writer wants their writing to plateau.
I love creating characters. I find it to be fun. Sometimes I feel like creating characters is an art or craft because what has to be done to make an effective hook for a story. Care has to go into creating them; what they’re like, who they will become, etc.
When I create characters, I first find the name that is suitable to a rough descriptions that I somehow gather, i.e. tall, almost six-foot; male, dark hair, brown eyes. If I can’t think of a name off the top of my head then I search name site and scroll until I find it. When I find the first name, I find a last name.
I usually find names with certain meanings that are going to fit the personality of my character. Sometimes it’s random, if I like the meaning then hello so-and-so. Having the name makes it easier for me to create scenes that suddenly pop into my head.