Aug 26, 2019
In this episode the group discusses how characterization is integrated into every aspect of a story, as well as the idea that “character” is a verb. Jessica also stresses the need to establish your character’s Ordinary World in order for people to care about them.
The ladies touch on different ways of planning your story – a plotter versus a pantser (panzer?) – and Jess gets two strikes for inappropriate gaffes that Anne has refused to edit out.
QUOTE: “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis
The Hero With a Thousand Faces (The Hero's Journey) by Joseph Campbell
Save the Cat by Blake Snyder
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
CREDITS: This episode of Your Writing Does Not Suck was recorded, edited, and not completely botched by Anne M Belen.