Character Biography Template Download

This is my character bio template you can download and edit for your own characters. Character Bio Template   CHARACTER BIO TEMPLATE Name: (Include formal and any nicknames or aliases) Role in the story: Age: Sex/Gender: Race: Ethnicity: Marital Status: From: Parents: Siblings: What languages do they speak?: Where do they currently live? Describe their home/city: […]

What is Descriptive Writing?

Descriptive writing is a description of characters, objects, environment in your story. It awakens the five senses: Sight, Sound, Smell, Taste, Touch.

Try using sensory descriptive words.  Here’s an example from my upcoming story

VAGUE: I sat up in my dark bedroom. I felt horrible and angry. Eventually, I laid back down and started to cry.

VIVID: I sat up in my bed engulfed by the darkness, only the light from the moon illuminating the room. I felt a heavy pit in my stomach as I tried to grasp what just happened. Why do I keep allowing this happen? I wiped away a tear, angry at myself for crying. Get it together, I told myself. I laid back down in my bed, looking out the window, as the blaring sound of an ambulance whirled by. I stayed very still, trying not to feel anything, trying to be numb. If I moved my body or even one inch, I would come undone. I closed my eyes and could feel the hot tears running down my cheek and onto my pillow forming a warm puddle against my face.

See the difference? Ayana is expressing sadness because she feels heartbroken. But simply saying she felt horrible and angry wasn’t enough. Simply saying she was in a dark bedroom wasn’t enough. It’s important to paint the picture for your audience.

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Descriptive Writing

Character Development

Do you ever find yourself completely swept away by a character in a novel you’re reading or even in a movie or television show you’re watching? Well that’s because a writer (or a team of writers) took the time to make that character true to life.  Some of the most interesting characters in literature are complex characters.  They may not have the most endearing attributes, they might be a bit hypocritical, but overall they are human. I think we can all identify with our own complexities. As people we all have layers. A well written character will make you love or hate them, or maybe you can feel a bit of both. The important thing to remember is to see your characters as human and don’t worry if your readers hate them. At least your readers feel something! Happy Writing!

Character Generators

Fill in Your Character’s Bio

10 Tips for Your Character Biographies

How to Write a Character Profile

How to Write a Character Biography

8 Ways to Write Better Characters

My Character Biography Template

How Detailed Should I be When Writing a Character Bio?

Character Biography Templates

Why and How?

 

 

Writing Productivity Tips

Need some tips to keep you motivated or productive in your writing? What about becoming organized? Check out some of the informative sites below!

Writing Productivity Secrets From Authors

10 Productivity Tips for Writers

50 Words a Day

Motivation Tips

9 Ways to Get Started and Stay Motivated

10 Writing Productivity Hacks

7 Writing Tools to Work Smarter

The Ultimate Writing Productivity Resource

Calmly Writer (Chrome App)

7 Top Tips for Beating Writer’s Block

Banish Writer’s Block

 

 

Encouragement to Keep On Writing

We all get down sometimes when we create stories or share the work we’ve worked so hard on. Maybe people are not paying attention, maybe they don’t seem to interested in what you’re writing. But is that a reason to stop making something you love so much? How do we overcome discouragement? I don’t have the answer because I often feel discouraged too. Maybe some of these tips on not getting discouraged whether writing related or other things in life can help.

24 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Write More

How to Get Reads, Readers & Comments

8 Reasons No one is Reading Your Articles (This is more geared toward this particular site, but it has some useful information that could help in attracting more readers )

Accepting That No one Will Read Your Story (How to overcome it)

10 Reasons to Write Your Story  Even if No One Reads It

Writers Don’t Get Discouraged (Coming from a fellow Simmer)

Why Every Story You Write is a Guaranteed Failure

How to Stop Getting Discouraged

The More We Compare The More We Lose Ourselves

12 Things to do When We Get Discouraged 

 

 

Tips on Starting a Blog (Webhost, Creating a New Blog)

Listed are some helpful tips and tutorials on starting your first blog. Information on web-hosting, blog site comparisons)

15 Top Creative Writing Blogs

How to start a blog with WordPress the right way

Starting a Blog with WordPress

Top 10 Website Builders

How to Launch a Self-Hosted WP Blog

Blogging Basics 101

How to start a free blog at Blogger

How to start a blog

How To Create a Free Blog on the Blogspot Platform

 

 

Descriptive Writing

Bring your stories, characters, and fictional world to life through words.

What is Descriptive Writing?

My Tips for Descriptive Writing

Show & Tell

Descriptive Writing Tips

The Art of Descriptive Writing

Descriptive Structure (Video)

Definition, Techniques, and Examples

Resource for Writing 

How to Write Fiction That Comes Alive

How to Write a Short Story

Creative Writing 101

Creative Writing Now

How to write a story

How to write a novel