“I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I’ve never been able to believe it. I don’t believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables.
“Its one thing to simply slap a label onto a character, it is another to give it a name.”
— Orion Ryder.
This week on my blog, I will be sharing tips on how to create and give life to your characters. Make sure to check daily for tips, advice and more on things such as:
- Naming characters.
- Giving characters personality.
- Knowing whether or not a character needs to be remodelled or cut.
- Making the character easy for readers to relate to.
The following was inspired by a writing exercise from The English Emporium. Check them out, they’ve got a lot of great resources for students, teachers, and writers.
Every year since Robert Daniels had entered school, he had never been defined by a label. He wasn’t a jock, even though he did play sports, he wasn’t a geek, even though he indulged in science fiction comic books and he wasn’t a hipster, even though he was very good at being ironic. Robert Daniels was undefined, and therefore he felt that he was nobody. This year however, Robert decided that he was going to get a label. He devised a plan that would hopefully help him crawl up the social ladder. Robert was going to spend the first week back at high school being, whoever he wanted to be.
If you are interested in hearing more about this story, please let me know in the comment section.
Till next time,