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Footnotes October 8, 2008

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires.

Seek discipline and find your liberty.

Frank Herbert

Awaken

Develop Your Characters

Happy Anniversary Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane

Read. Read. Read.

Write the Truth

October 8 marks the birthdays of authors R. L. Stine (1943) and Frank Herbert (1920)and the wedding anniversary of Dorothy L. Sayers’ beloved characters Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane (1937).

Read. Read. Read.

Read. Read. Read.

Just don’t read one type of book.

Read different books by various authors

so that you develop different styles.

R. L. Stine,
Author Goosebumps series

Develop Your Characters

I have a cheat-sheet for each one of my characters about their personality, the way they look, etc. So there is no possible way that I could have writer’s block.

R. L. Stine

Develop your characters. If you fake it readers will notice. If you mix them up, readers will notice. Readers don’t miss much, they notice shifts midstream in character personalities. If you know who your character is inside and out, chances are you are going to know what they will do and as R. L. Stine believes, perhaps you’ll avoid writer’s block. If not, at least your characters will be well developed.