Character questions

What would your character do if approached by a drunk in a bar? Lost in the woods with no food or flashlight? Locked unjustly (or justly) in solitary confinement? If they were told they just swallowed poison? This is an exercise I was just doing recently with my sister, and it's fun and also informative. …

Dialogue: ‘said’ is invisible, and that’s cool

Who said what? You may feel the need to tag all dialogue with the speaker, but really it's not necessary most of the time. "Who's there?" Jim asked questioningly. "No one," Bob stated defiantly. "But I hear you, you answered me!" Jim exclaimed "Nope, you are mistaken," Bob rebuffed. "I know what I am hearing, …

Your characters should save themselves

Still listening to 'The Girl with all the Gifts' and it's still very good, but another of my peevs has appeared. And again, it's not a deal-breaker, and is hardly worth mentioning except I need stuff to blog about if I'm going to do this every day, so, you get to hear me whine about …