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Writing: Characters and Dialogue

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Characters are one of the most important elements in a story, and dialogue is an effective way of conveying character. This category is for questions relating to characterization and the creation of dialogue.
Character can mean several things. Character is the sum of the choices one has made in their life. You are said to have good character if you make moral choices, and bad character if you make selfish and immoral choices. A character is a fictional invention who does not exist in real life. Sherl…
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Character is literary your personality.
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Dialogue means writing down the way that people speak and communicate. Dialogue does several things in writing: it gives the reader information it adds depth to the characters it makes the story more interesting Dialogue can be tricky to write well. The best way to learn how to create believable …
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Spencer (Spence) Morgan and Dieter Hedrich are the 2 main charters in Soldier Boys.
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A monologue is a speech, usually a long one, delivered by one actor. Here are some things to keep in mind when writing one: Keep the character's voice consistent and distinct - write in their voiceIdentify the character's wants and needsPay attention to the rhythm and shape of the monologue - this m…
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Technically, one could argue that there are so such things as bad character traits, as humans have developed intricate psychological traits through 200,000 years of evolution, each with their own purpose. However, many of these traits are outdated, as humans are literally discovering technologies th…
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Answer A hero gets too powerful when s/he can easily get over everything s/he faces. S/he gets too powerful when s/he has no challenges and no adversity. S/he is too powerful when nothing/no one can face him/her and have a hope of defeating him/her.
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Nobody can tell you what to write - you must write what is in your own heart and mind. Copying what someone else has written leads to dull, boring writing that is not going to help you learn how to write better. If you want to write believable dialogue, be observant in your daily life and pay atten…
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Some positive traits include these:Good Values Hospitable Loving Amiable Patient Thrifty Ingenuity Respectful Obedience Unity and Helpfulness Faith in God
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A character who can be described in a few sentences A flat character is a character who does not grow in a play or movie or other literal device. Ex. Romeo his main purpose in the play is to love Juliet: it does not change. Answer: A flat character is a character without depth or dimension, like a…
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Characterization is when the author describes and introduces characters. They can do this either directly or indirectly. Direct characterization is when the author tells you about the character: "John was very tall". Indirect characterization is when the author shows you something about the charact…
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Yes. There are plays and short stories that are all dialogue. It is hard to pull off, but it is possible. But maybe if it's not acted and it's only written, you will have to write forexample "Bill Said" Check out 'They're Made Out of Meat' by Terry Bisson
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Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd f…
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DEMIANA, EVRUSINI, IRENEY, MARAYA, VERENASome Cute Girl Names Are.Annalisa,Regina,Breana,Angela,Fernanda,Annabelle,Annabella,Helen,Juilie,Jenny,Jennifer,Nicole,And Sandra.
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A foil character is a character that is opposite to a main character in personality, physical appearance, or both. Ex: In Jane Eyre, the calm and ambitious St. John is the foil to the passionate and unpredictable Rochester.
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A static character is one which does not change much during the progression of the text. They're pretty much the same at the end as they were in the beginning. This is opposed to a dynamic character who changes dramatically during the story. For example, the prince is essentially a static character …
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a type of character which doesn't change during the course of a story
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Dialogue is a conversation in speech or writing between two or more people. It is sometimes used in a social sense (to open a dialogue) to mean establishing communication between groups, more specifically those with opposing or conflicting viewpoints.
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Traits are anything about the character -- anything you write will be a trait, from external things like their appearance to internal things like their personality or behaviors.
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A rounded character is usually a main character in the story. By saying it's a rounded character it means it is a character that is well-developed, and has many characteristics.
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Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd f…
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Some examples of character traits are: BraveryCuriosityHonestyFidelityWisdomPerseveranceReligionSelf DisciplineFair-mindednessResponsibilityGood Judgment RespectCourage
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A dialogue is any 2-way communication between two persons or within a group. Creative Writing The best writing shows rather than tells. Dialogue, in part, can carry the burden of "showing" many of the qualities, traits, faults, and even the physical appearance of each character. For example: …
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yes, and when you look up to the left, you are lying.
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From this context, I'm guessing that this question is in relation to a crossword clue. Dollars to doughnuts, the answer is CIA. One other possible correct answer is KGB.
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You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. Click on the related topic for ideas o…
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It honestly depends on how you wish to portray said dragon character. If the dragon is evil, consider a name with harsher sounds and vise-versa. If you really are stuck with finding a name, consider one of the many fantasy name generators floating around on the Internet. Well, if you want to come …
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A subordinate character is any character who is not one of the main characters. So, for instance, in Romeo and Juliet... Romeo and Juliet are the main characters, but there are a lot of subordinate characters who influence them. The same thing goes in movies or TV shows. For instance, CSI... the CSI…
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You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. I use online name generators for the n…
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i am not sure if you wanted fake or real names so here are my suggestions.new york timesdaily newsmorning papernews to you
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The antagonist in literature is the main enemy to the protagonist, the main character/hero of the book.
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yes Answers I think they are wonderful names for a mermaid. If I and my wife ever have one I will remember the ones you posted. But seriously they are very good names!! If you're asking for an opinion than i think they're a little played out but there are no good or bad names in life! or writin…
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Dylan sounds a bit too modern to be a "god name". Some of the first mermaid stories originated back from Assyria. If you are looking for good names for ancient type mermaids, I would suggest researching old Assyrian names and seeing what catches your eye.
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I'm not sure why your wondering this but that's not really my business...I write stories a lot myself and my sad ones always seem to make people cry. Even people who never cry.Anways how I do it is first you have to decide what's going to happen. When I figure it out I usually listen to a sad song w…
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Yes, Lira is a good name for a mermaid. If you were to employ a 'y' instead of an 'i' then the name would mean girl who plays the lyre. Lyro for a boy, Lyra for a girl.It is really based on oppion, actually. One of the names for a mermaid I would and have used would be Anita, Lux, Blair, or somethi…
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Some ideas from our contributors:Marina (means "of the sea" in Latin)MeriaMeriDoriaNadia ("pure water" in Arabic)Galatea (a legendary sea-nymph)Merea (elaboration of "mer", which means "sea" in French)Nereida (means "nymph" in Greek)LaurieIngo (a poetic name for the sea)AlveraFaroNami (means "wave" …
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some mideval fantasy creatures are unicorns, dragons, elves, dwarfs, and faries. BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE unicorns- people hunted narwhals for their horns to be sold at high prices as unicorn horns, unicorn horns were used in much "wichcraft" so to speak. dragons- legends say that dragons captured an…
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aqua marinemarinemarinavictoriashelliannahalaynavanessalorrainerayneshiannashimmergoldsilvermarriahnnahskyomiciaraserenesierrahmistellatearecerintellahloonahstellaaerahmaerynneizzibellahlyzahrebekkahclayrahclarahzorrahCaseyMichaelaMernellaseliaMistyMistylieghKayKaveCleoKylieAnnieannandreaannaRiverRa…
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welll u probably should have been more specific wether u wanted a girl name or a boy name.....but that's not important ill just give u both boy names: alex, hunter, bandit, adicus or kyle girl: lahel (pronouned layel), alex, or roxane
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Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd f…
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yes there is an elf named gage Also: Aona Maxwell Meru Rience Aerona Aerron Aeronwen Corin Aeronwy Felix Naomi Leon Ashen Erik Shylo Raoul Shy Gabriel Earianna Lucian Demonica Liam Jadian Zeak Sadie Drackon Gwendolyn Jasper GwenavierLeona Leon Sonya Emmet Zella Jacob Lucinda Jareth …
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A type of Character that changes during the story
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You need to invent your own names if you're going to be a writer. Don't depend on some anonymous person on the internet to invent your characters for you! I use online name generators for the names of my secondary characters - the main characters. I take my time and choose special names from baby na…
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An important figure from a history or legend, usually favored of descended from a deity, but is aligned more closely with mortals. An example is Odysseus from "The Odyssey".-answermethis2
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Well it depends on your taste, but I like very unique names that stand out. So some of my favorite boy names are:JettKadeJaydenAshSterlingSkylerBrettZaineAceGriffinNoahRiverXavierDylan
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You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. I use online name generators for the …
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Bubba Sherbert Monjo davinci Nemo E-T fizz gumball jelly-bean pipsqeack wiggles dribbles cookie cheeky biggles gremlin lil' lady mischief tarzan moocie hombre abracadabra cheeks dickens ghandi spudnic genghis uma monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday xerxes zorro
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To show character you should describe the personality.
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Here are some names with their meanings: Daichi- "Great Wisdom" Akemi- "Beautiful Sunrise/Dawn" Benjiro- "Peaceful" Keitaro- "Blessed" Seiji- "Lawful" Toshiro- "Talented" Sanjiro- "Praise" Hideo- "Excellent Male"Kaito, Aito, Aiko, Ryu, Yamato, Chikao, Hikaru, Tamaki, Kaoru, Ikuto, Minoru....…
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Tabloids often have names like "Examiner," "Enquirer," or other such "reporting" names - even though they're not reporting, they're digging for gossip! Try using the name of your fictional city following by a word that reminds you of a tabloid!
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Where something subtle happens that suggests a characterization rather than definitely stating it. eg. He raised his head for a quick look over the battlements then jerked it back down. For a difficult moment he thought, then raised his eyes over the edge for a longer glance. Fearful he brought hi…
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Here are some famous evil sorcerers from history and literature: Atlantes Baba Yaga (female sorcerer) Archimago Saruman Count Otto Black The Sith from Star Wars Thoth-Amon
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Art Clokey created Gumby.
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heres a good deck i got top 8 with monsters: spells and traps: hint this deck has cyber dragon x2 an otk combo black gearfired the iron knight x1 lghtning vortex x2 pterer cannon soider royal magical library x1 monster reborn x1 and ultimate offering kenetic soilder x2 heavy storm x1 spirit re…
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This kind of character is called a foil. For example, Lucy Westenra is a foil for Wilhelmina Harker in the Novel 'Dracula'.
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Here are some good links -- if you're going to be a writer you need to learn how to name your own characters.Marion means sea of bitternessAaron means strong, exaltedEthan means firm, strongWill means strong-willed warriorPeter means rockOxygen means acid forming aka bitter.Balsamic is a form of vin…
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Yes, you do. Whenever you change speakers or topics, you start a new paragraph.
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Dialogue is used to communicate information. In a book or story or play, it is used to do this in a more interesting way than just by plopping down a long lecture. See the link below.
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Characters are created from your imagination - see the link below for more information on that topic. You can use a prepared character chart to help you come up with things like character background, hopes and dreams, and descriptions. See the second link for one of those.
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In running text, such as fiction writing, use conventional quotation marks with attributions interspersed so the reader can keep track of who's speaking. Begin a new paragraph for each utterance. Example 1 Stella yawned and pushed the pile of legal documents away. "It's been a long afternoon." …
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characters are so important because they give you the main plot and conflict in the story. Character and Plot are what distinguish a story from an essay. If you don't have both plot and character then you don't have a story. You can have a story without a plot (character study) or a story without ch…
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A flat character is uncomplicated and doesn't change during the course of the story. Vizzini is a flat character in the princess bride as his character doesn't change in story.
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Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd f…
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If you're going to write a story, you need to learn how to invent names. Here's a link to help you.
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A character chart is where you write about your characters in a story you are writing. There is one in the link, check it out!
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Characterization is the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character. Characterization is revealed through direct characterization and indirect characterization. Direct Characterization tells the audience what the personality of the character is. Example: "The patient boy and q…
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It is an example of telecommunications, specifically voice communications. Telecommunications is when you communicate over distances. Telephones are the most common for this action.
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You need to invent your own names if you're going to be a writer. Don't depend on some anonymous person on the internet to invent your characters for you! Writers who copy ideas from other people can also end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish y…
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The characters are who the story happens to. It should be obvious which are the characters in any story, or you're not really reading it at all. They're not the setting, after all.
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A Character Trait is an adjective, describing a character, or even yourself. However, adjectives which arise from social interaction, physical appearance, or emotional state are not character traits - although they are likely related to one or more actual traits. See the related links for examples a…
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There are many more than five. Character traits are anything about a character's personality or physical appearance.
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You put the quotation marks around what was said, start a new paragraph for each speaker, and put any punctuation marks inside the quotation marks.
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A dialogue is a conversation or exchange between two people and is used widely in books. The actual text of the conversation will be defined by speech marks.An example of dialogue is:"How are you?", said John"Fine", replied Mary"Good", said John "I am glad to hear that""And you?", asked Mary, "How a…
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Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd f…
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This is an example of dialogue. "Algernon, did you hear what I was playing?" Jane asked. "Whatd'ya mean? The horrid out-of-tune canapony?" "No the lilting ballad." "No, I didn't hear that." "Ah. Then how about that jazz and tap?""Si, muy bien musica. Tu vas a la audicion.Dialogue is simply a dis…
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Here are some links to help get you started - just type in "Mexican last names" or "Mexican surnames" to get even more answers from your search engine.
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You can have any character you want! You can create heroes and heroines, villains, sidekicks, stock characters or background characters, flat or round characters -- whatever you feel like writing.
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You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. I use online name generators for the n…
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There are many common words which can be used in a telephone conversation. Some words include hello, how are you, thanks for calling, and good-bye.
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As many people as the writer wants. You can have a dialogue between an entire room, but it gets harder to write after you get more than three or four people involved.
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Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd f…
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has a simple, one-dimensional character that is unlike the people we meet in everyday life and that can be summed up in one or two simple sentences
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communicate with a respect with who u talk with or txt with.
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You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. I use online name generators for the n…
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You can select a name that already has a certain implied meaning to it. All names at one time meant something and you can use that original meaning to reflect on your character. John, for example, means 'gift of God' and it might imply a welcomed child. Also some names just sound right for the appl…
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The person or persons who are essential to the plot of the story are the main characters. If they story can still happen without them, they're not main characters.
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The legend of count Dracula is based upon a historical figure who was in his lifetime known as Vlad the Impaler, so I have always thought that Vlad was a good vampire name. Also bear in mind that since vampires are thought to have been people before they became vampires, a vampire can have any name …
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Canadians are stereotypically polite. They are always portrayed as using all of the proper greetings, graciously thanking others and wishing the person well when the conversation is finished.
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You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. I use online name generators for the n…
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For sports, character development is often quotes in the news for teams or players that faced difficult times. This could me a close game, or playing without a key player. Often character development is used as a positive spin for a loss. Example: "Though the game was predetermined by a lopsided ma…
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Characters can absolutely be in the public domain and hundreds of them are. In most cases, when an original work enters the public domain so do the characters. L. Frank Baum's book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is public domain, and so Dorothy Gale, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman and the Cowardly Li…
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You need to invent your own names if you're going to be a writer. Don't depend on some anonymous person on the internet to invent your characters for you! I use online name generators for the names of my secondary characters - the main characters. I take my time and choose special names from baby na…
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Traits basically means qualities in a simpler word. A character has both good and bad in them, meaning they have good and bad traits inside them which always affect a story.
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Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd f…
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You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. I use online name generators for the n…
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You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. I use online name generators for the n…
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Kindness, honesty, and diligence. These are the three main traits; however, there are more like eagerness, determinedness, fearlessness, etc. Hope this helps.
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complex and undergo development, sometimes sufficiently to surprise the audience
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A great example of a dialog story is John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. He uses the unsophisticated, impassioned conversations of poor farmers to drive the story.
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