I unfortunatly will not be blogging as much this November due to NANOWRIMO.
I'll probably post once a week,
and maybe a live blogging post here and there.
Hope to see you all on the YWP Nano site! Ciao!
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Saturday, May 7, 2011

100th post!!! And plot bunnies 14

This is my 100th post and my fourteenth issue of Plot Bunnies!!!! WOOOOOOO!!

1. Interview the character's neighbors, family members, and/or friends.
2. Interview one character about other character
3. Write a diary or journal for the character
4. Spend a day with your character
5. Build a family tree for your characters
6. Write a biography and/or autobiography for your character.
7. Bring them to the grocery store and let them pick out their favorite foods.

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By: Anna Swanson

This always happens to me. I love the novel that I'm writing and a day later a find a better, new inspiration/idea. It sucks. Here are a few tips and tricks that might help you love your novel and not dump it later (you know how they are, you dump them, then you want it back, and it acts cranky and rejects you).
First of all, don't slack too much! If you slack, then you have more time for ideas to come and sit on your brain. Try and write for at least an hour a day. No less than two hours a week of writing!
Then, find a suitable place to work. Coffee shop? Book store? Park? Or you desk? If you picked your desk or any other place where clutter can happen, make sure to keep the area neat. Some people, to avoid writing, will clean their writing area in the middle of their writing session.
Last but not least, make sure you love the idea! I don't think you'd want to lug around a stupid idea but have to write about it.
For this sketch, I will be using Violet from my current novel 'This ain't the fifties'.

1. Get to know your character. What does she like? Puppies? Guns? NCIS? Know what you are going to be writing down on the paper.
2. Start with the basics.
Full Name: Violet Sora Powelle
Age: 14
DOB (date of birth): April 20, 2086
Physical appearance: Violet has long, flowing blonde hair that sits just above her waist. Her observant eyes are a clear, emerald green color. The genes that she inherited from her father, Tarry, make her the tallest girl in all of her classes, but the genes from her mother make her the thinnest and most beautiful.

3. See? It was simple! Now, it's time for the hard part, getting into details. . .
Likes: Dogs, Cats, monkeys, fish, Avery (her future boyfriend), her comfy bed at home, lavender (color and smell), pop music, ballet, Kittyman (her cat), her phone, texting
Dislikes: garbage, the dishwasher, plain milk, water bottles, gnomes, the oceans, marshmallows

4. Those two lists could go on and on forever, but I'm stopping them there. Some authors actually create characters using sketches of what's in their room, house, office, etc. Others create lists of what the character likes, dislikes, has in their room, etc. What do you prefer?

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