*frantically slams button*
that’s like 93,889 too many
what is wrong with you people
I WAS LOOKING FOR THIS POST THANKS.
"GET DOWN HE’S GOT A ROOTY-TOOTY-POINT-N-SHOOTY"
I see absolutely no downside to this.
i never really liked
until i found out
what it tastes like
when you sigh it
This is beautiful and perfect and EXACTLY as the world should be.
massive height line up of everyone in apartmentstuck
in order, it is
nepeta, feferi, terezi, karkat, aradia, rose, jade, tavros, kanaya, vriska, dave, john, eridan, sollux, equius, gamzee
I can’t believe the people who stole this for math homework edited out tav
Crafting a Strong Character Voice || Part 5
Exercise 1 –
Take the above photo. Describe it with your own style and your own literary flair. Bring the scene to life. Give it its own characterization. Capture a moment.
Exercise 2 –
Now, describe the scene from the eyes of one of your characters. Don’t be afraid to borrow those moments of gold you write in exercise 1, but make sure to stay absolutely true and honest to the voice of the character.
Describe the scene from the eyes of the protagonist.
A big part of what makes a story stand out is character voice. Your own personal style changes as you do, and a character’s voice changes as the character does. When the two come together, there’s potential for literary magic, but bringing out and differentiating between different character voices takes lots of practice and even more reading.
Write for yourself, but also take time to write with the intention of improving skills. There’s reading for pleasure, and then there’s reading like a writer. The same applies to writing: write for pleasure, then write to improve. Experiment in these exercises. Try things you haven’t tried before.
Remember, the image is meant to generate ideas, so it’s intentionally vague. If you’re not used to writing about the subjects in the image, good. Write something you’ve never written before. Push yourself.
Need some help? Check out the guide on character voice, or look at the Voice & Style Summer Camp exercises for additional tips!
Share your pieces, however perfect or raw, with other KSWers by posting under the “ksw exercise” tag!
Need an Example? Here’s
a PoorOne –