Morgan Hawke on Static Traits
Morganâ€™s got some GREAT posts on writing on her blog. I love this oneâ€“she uses The Mummy as an example.
And I love the way she breaks it down though Iâ€™ve alwasy called them personality quirksâ€“something thatâ€™s unique to a character that in some way humanizes them for the reader.
For Jade it was the cookies (and food in general LOL). For Betti itâ€™s paisley 😛 and â€œher rulesâ€. For Rene itâ€™s swearing.
So, do you give your characters special traits and if so what?
In other news I finally figured out Dada Mail for the newslist though I havenâ€™t finished putting it up yet and I nearly forgot Easter-yes Iâ€™m a bad mom. Took the kids out Friday but promised them beenie babies (never mind theyâ€™re 11 and 9 and boys 😀 ) I made it to the Hallmark store with 20 minutes to spare. Whew!