LT: 22, a lesbian immigrant from Texas who is living in the United Kingdom. Stuck around in North Wales for a while and studied English Literature with Creative Writing. Currently taking a MA in Scriptwriting at UEA and lucky enough to have an incredible girlfriend.
I reblog random shit and I occasionally post some of my writing, when time allows.
Personal posts happen, as this is a personal blog.
I'm currently attempting to recover from an ED. It's a work in progress. I post about it sometimes, but with TWs if applicable.
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I'd rather know, learn and apologise than be a jackass.
I find that, when writing bios, it’s really helpful to look at a list or a chart like the one above. Picking two or three traits from each chart and building a character based around them will give you a really interesting bio, because they will serve as a reminder that characters need depth and dimension.
Independent and clever.
Independent, clever, pretentious, and stubborn.
The first combination doesn’t come with any flaws, whereas the second will provide a more dynamic character.
HEY GUYS, this showed up on my dash this morning, and I thought it would be helpful if any of you are writing characters and don’t want them to come out as picture-perfect Mary Sues! :)
One thing I’d like to add, though, is that you should make sure the character traits don’t conflict in an oxymoronic way…. for example: Ambitious and lazy, or patient and impulsive. WAT. (Believe it or not, I HAVE seen it happen before! Don’t do it!!)
I looked through this, and i realized I have three from each for two characters in a story I’m writing.
Impulsive, stubborn and impulsive, but also loyal caring and confident.
Distrusting, suspicious and inhibited, but also caring, patient and persistent.
AWESOME. Using this! :D
(If you need a broader list of negatives and positives, this site is golden! It has TONS, and they’re split up into attributes / attitudes / social endowments and skills, and they have the opposites in a table next to each other. :D !!! USE THIS TOO!)
(Source: dunst-rph, via type40)