Tag Archive | Protagonist

Why do we Hate our Heroes?

I have tortured, beaten and murdered. I have starved, neglected and abandoned. I don’t know what compels me to do these things. Why I feel they have to happen. And I have done these things to those whom I care for. I love my characters, so why do I make ‘bad things’ happen to them. […]

A Name is Being…examples

On my last Wednesday Post, I went into how I name my characters. I try to choose a name that ‘IS’ the character. The name’s meaning is a core quality of the character. Also, the name should reflect some of the origin of the character. I have no set rules, but the name should feel […]

A Name Is Being (written for Mysti Parker’s A-Z blog challenge)

How do you choose a name? In depth research? Random Selection? or Pick What Sounds Right? Naming a character is a very difficult thing. It is akin to naming a child, except a child will amend his name as he grows up. But your character is either blessed or cursed by your christening forever. I […]

Outline @ The End

I do not outline. Or at least not when you are supposed to outline, which is, before the story is written. I tried that. I was forced to do that in school. It was fine for essays and research papers, yet horrid for fiction. Outlines made my stories too formulated. It also made me make […]