Category Archives: Character Journal

Oh Oh! Did Summer Adventuring Water-log Your Writing Schedule?

IMG_0301Did you let your writing and your characters snooze for the last month or so like I did, instead of taking them along for the summer fun? Guess what? It’s time to re-motivate, re-dedicate and re-activate your Write Brain.  You might have to re-read what you have written to date, to reacquaint yourself with your story’s progress.  Don’t beat yourself for letting time slide by,  A little distance from your story can be a good thing.  Make some notes as you read through. Hopefully, you will have a new perspective on problem areas. Give yourself a day to digest any big changes you are thinking of making, then, it’s time to dive back in and write on!

Derisively Motivating Quotes (insert writing where needed:)

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.” -Zig Ziglar

“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” -Oscar Wilde

“The main thing is keeping the main thing the main thing.” -German Proverb

(Have a favorite motivating quote? Love to see it!)


Eat Me! Characterization.


So what’s the first step to bringing a character to life? And this will effect not only how you write the character but how you draw them as well. You need to stay consistent with how the character is written and how they are illustrated. A great little tool is to go out and buy yourself a sketchbook or journal or one that is both and start a CHARACTER JOURNAL. Take this journal with you and start jotting or sketching your character in different situations.

The witches house in LA

When we first ventured Down The Rabbit Hole we exposed our characters to many different experiences that involved all the senses and we journaled these adventures. For instance, how did our characters react and feel when they saw the witches house in Beverley Hills. Some were scared, some were curious – others were the witch herself!

A journal is the first step to opening the door to our imagination and breathing life into our character….so what are you waiting for? Go buy one!

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Posted by on June 15, 2010 in Character Journal


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