Friday, May 15, 2015

Let's Write A Novel - Characters

Paul covered characters and their journey in last nights Writer Time Writers Group monthly series “Let’s Write a Novel”. Turn out was moderate, but discussion lively and open.

Stealing the sketchnote idea from my fellow @typehammer podcast master John Uhri, I submit this evenings notes, via sloppy sketch.

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So what it is? Well, allow me to list out some of the major elements:

  • A start, which needs a “hook”
  • A herald, which calls the hero to action
  • A threshold guardian to stop the hero from beginning their journey
  • The journey
  • The bully and/or antagonist
  • Sex
  • A major obstacle
  • Crossing the finish line

The notes above are for me. An obstacle is something that is stopping the hero. Conflict is something inside the hero wanting them to stop.

There was a lot more that was discussed, but as you can see I’m not very good at sketching notes right now. If you want to know more, perhaps you should just show up.

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