Character Driven

Filed under: Drafting, Pondering, Writing, Writing Style

I’ve learned to pay attention to the small print of my life. Right now I need to be focused on writing that is character driven. I’m currently surround by daily reminders that this should be the focus in my writing. Where am I getting all these messages and motivation? It’s everywhere…

*I just finished DREAMS ¬†OF GODS AND MONSTERS by Laini Taylor. Oh, the characters–they haunt me.

*Major Crimes is back! This show is ALWAYS about the characters and their arcs.

*The World Cup is kicking! And even though the focus is soccer, it’s the players who leave it all out on the field that capture our hearts and our attention.

*Graduations–they are everywhere. Thousands and thousands of amazing stories of triumph. I’ve watched my own 11yo get acquainted with his own character to make it to this milestone this year.

*SYTYCD where my favorite dancers step, leap and stretch into different characters to tell a story.


As the summer gets ready to kick into high gear–don’t forget to let character take you for a drive.


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