Blog Posts - Characterization



Summer Solstice – Merging of Opposite Characters

I love the Summer Solstice. Full moon. Longest day(light) of the year. It makes me feel happy and dance-y. I also feel the opposite, for I get sad knowing from this point until late December, the day(light) will become less and less. I love the lig...

Are You Still Writing?

At a wedding dinner this past weekend, someone at my table asked me: “Are you still writing?” I responded quickly and without thought: “Always.” In actuality, the month of May was an unusual off-writing month, except for some...

Old Friends — True Characters

This past spring, Chris, an old high school friend, discovered during a regular mammogram check up that she’d developed cancer. Although she has an exceptional support system with family and doctors, like any reasonable person facing the unkn...

Write Alone, but Don’t be Lonely (the purpose of a critique group)

For those of us who write and rewrite and delete and toss and revise, and revise a few more times, often doing all this before presenting anything to our critique groups, writing is a struggle. It's time-consuming and hard work. I simply cannot imagi...

Reactive Dye

Reactive DyeReactive DyeVarious dyes, including acid, direct, mordant, and reactive dyes, contain utilitarian gatherings that are sodium salts of sulfonic or carboxylic acids. These useful gatherings give water solubil ity to the dyestuff. The dyess...
by TEXTILE WITH ME on May 13, 2015

Writing AND Marketing — It’s All About Relationships

So whether you're experiencing potential characters, writing about characters, or working with real people to make an event be superior, it's all about relationships.

Art and Art Lessons Learned — Watercoloring and Writing

Last night I attended a watercoloring demo with Ken Dey at the Battle Creek Art Center. I’ve taken watercolor classes before, but this style of demo was new to my experience. (And thank you, all my illustrator friends, for your cheers and encou...

Character Motivation — Analyzing your Characters

I popped into the grocery store for a few items. I almost didn’t need a cart. As I started to unload at the checkout, a large woman in a baggy coat charged at me and practically yelled, “Can I go in front of you!” It wasn’t a...

How To Describe Your Character’s Appearance in a Phrase

UPDATE This is the ninth in the “How to Write Descriptions” series. When you’re writing about your protagonist, you want the reader to see them–their clothes, shoes, the scarf... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come...
by Word Dreams on Jul 16, 2014

How To Describe Your Character’s Appearance in a Phrase

UPDATE This is the ninth in the “How to Write Descriptions” series. When you’re writing about your protagonist, you want the reader to see them–their clothes, shoes, the scarf... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come...
by Word Dreams on Jul 16, 2014

The Problem With Writing About People You Know

A few weeks ago when I was having lunch with friends from my exercise class, someone suggested that I write a book about the class. One lovely woman even volunteered to be a murder victim, and the teacher offered to be the murderer (or rather, she of...
by Bertram's Blog on Apr 25, 2014

The Problem With Writing About People You Know

A few weeks ago when I was having lunch with friends from my exercise class, someone suggested that I write a book about the class. One lovely woman even volunteered to be a murder victim, and the teacher offered to be the murderer (or rather, she of...
by Bertram's Blog on Apr 25, 2014

How To Write Descriptions People Want to Read: Horses

This is the second in the “How to Write Descriptions” series (updated from my last post on this topic here). This one is on horses. I had to write about horses in the wild for one of my... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come vi...
by Word Dreams on Apr 18, 2014

How To Write Descriptions People Want to Read: Horses

This is the second in the “How to Write Descriptions” series (updated from my last post on this topic here). This one is on horses. I had to write about horses in the wild for one of my... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come vi...
by Word Dreams on Apr 18, 2014

The Kind, the Funny, and the Peculiar Characters

This week I’ve realized my book characters are too bland and ordinary. Real life sure isn’t. It’s full of all sorts of interesting and dramatic characters. * Five days ago I blogged about my encounter with kind and helpful strangers...

How Characters Show Emotion Part III

Emotion, as much as any other part of a story, must be shown, not told. How much more effective is it to say He clenched is fists until his fingernails dug painfully into his palms rather than He was... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come...
by Word Dreams on Mar 12, 2014

Heightened Characterization of Therapeutic mAbs Using an Enzyme-Facilitated Middle-Down Approach

Quality control and analysis of monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapeutics is required throughout therapeutic development and production. In particular, deep cha…...
by Enzyme Therapy on Jan 27, 2014

New Year’s Resolutions, State Laws, and Your Characters

There are approximately 40,000 NEW state and local laws in the U.S. which went into effect on January 1. A couple of thousand years ago Pharisees in the Middle East were keepers of the Jewish law, including the approximately 400 laws for what it mean...

New Year’s Resolutions, State Laws, and Your Characters

There are approximately 40,000 NEW state and local laws in the U.S. which went into effect on January 1. A couple of thousand years ago Pharisees in the Middle East were keepers of the Jewish law, including the approximately 400 laws for what it mean...

Karakterisasi Bubuk TiO2 dengan XRD

XRD merupakan suatu metode karakterisasi dan identifikasi yang digunakan untuk menentukan jarak antar atom, bentuk kristal dan ukuran kristal. Prinsip XRD ini ialah dengan melihat sudut pantul dari sinar yang di tembakkan ke sampel. Karena setiap mat...
by Bisakimia on Nov 17, 2013


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