How to Bring Your Characters to Life.pdf - Chain 1 Jesslyn Chain Ms Mumford Pre-AP ENG II/1st Hr 29 August 2017 How to Bring Your Characters to Life

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Chain 1 Jesslyn Chain Ms. Mumford Pre-AP ENG II/1st Hr. 29 August 2017 How to Bring Your Characters to Life Characters are, above all else, people . They think, act, and react the same way the rest of us do—so why not treat them as if they were people? With this reasoning, it would make sense to use our daily experiences and observations to shape characters, but that still leaves you with quite a bit of information, and no way to shape it. There are thousands of ways to go about creating a character, but when you strip it down to the basics, everything becomes a bit more clear. One of the easiest ways to start constructing a character is to think about what kind you will need. A great way to do this is to think about the basic outline of your story, and figure out what kind of character you want . If you are writing young adult, you may want a strong, courageous heroine to carry your story. However, if you choose to write a humorous piece about a socially inept homeschooler that goes into college, you would probably want her to be more timid than your YA heroine. Whatever the case, your character needs to be able to “mesh” with
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