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Writing Tip #4

hereliesyourfic:

Using Actions for Characterization

This post is somewhat a continuation of my third writing tip, which can be found here but that post doesn’t really need to be read in order to understand this.

There are two types of actions that characterize a person in your story; a) the actions of the character themselves, and b) the way they are treated by other characters in the story. Allow me to elaborate.

A) Using a person’s actions to characterize them can become tricky. It depends a lot on perspective as well as bias. For example, perhaps a police officer catches a teenager shoplifting. Already you’re assuming this teenager is a pesky troublemaker in the community. But what if he’s shoplifting clothes for his little sister because they have been abandoned by their parents? It changes the entire situation. However, the author may consciously decides for the police officer to ignore the teenager’s situation; sometimes to create conflict and other times to characterize the police officer himself. Is this making sense?

Anyway, a character’s actions can portray their priorities in life, how they handle certain situations, how their mind works, and some of their personality traits. For example, a businessman has to brush his teeth in his car and spills hot coffee all over himself because he is in a rush to get to work. This suggests that he’s a punctual person and that one of his main priorities is his job. The way he handles the situation also tells us a bit more about him; perhaps he is clutzy, perhaps he panics easily. Do you understand what I mean?

B) Describing the way a character is treated by other people also gives readers a clue to what kind of person they are. If a character is bullied, maybe he is a typical nerd who never really made any friends. If a character is worshipped, maybe she is a typical cheerleader who thrives on attention. But you should remember ways to use this tool to make your story more interesting. Maybe halfway through the story a character talks to the nerd and finds out he is abused at home and that is why he is so shy. Maybe halfway through the story a character discovers that the cheerleader’s parents are raging alcoholics and since she never gets attention from them she searches for it elsewhere. Writing your characters to make quick judgements can lead to discoveries later on that are quite interesting to your audience.

This is only half of my characterization tips! Hopefully I’ll get the other half up sometime soon! Let me know if my writing tips are actually decent tips please? And if you have a request for a writing tip, be sure to let me know!

-Allie xx.

phantomrose96:

Fic idea where a lonely person sells their soul to Satan to be their friend. And Satan just rolls with it until he realizes at the time of their death he genuinely likes them.

Since he can’t renege on the contract he takes them to Hell and puts them in a high position of power. Demons hardened by millenia of torture now have to answer to a shy, self-conscious, quiet, depressed, lonely person who has unintentionally become Satan’s #1

aerynlallaboso:

  • reached for the last snack item at the same time au
  • accidentally ‘borrowed’ their towel at their gym au
  • saw their number graffitied on a toilet stall au
  • "which asshole hasn’t returned the dvd i want yet" au
  • parents signed them up for the same shitty art/science program au
  • met on omegle au
  • thirst follow au
  • mail keeps coming to the wrong address au
  • "you know you’re singing to your headphones out loud, right" au
  • beat the crap out of each other in online multiplayer au
  • worked really well together in online co-op au
  • "i think your dog likes my dog" au
  • kissed them as a distraction while stealing their wallet au

geekinglikeaboss:

aniorro:

Avengers Body Swap

  • Tony with Steve
  • Thor with Natasha
  • Bruce with Clint

No but can you imagine Thor REALLY having to pee.

LIKE REALLY!

And terrified to do so because that will require touching Natasha’s body in a manner which might get him physically assaulted.

And then Natasha comes out of the bathroom, drying her hands, looks straight at him and says “Very nice, by the way.”

soulkit-13:

Random hobopollo headcannon: Phoenix and Apollo have been going out for a while  and now that Phoenix has his badge back Edgeworth is hanging out in America more which means, of course, that good old Franziska comes for a visit.

And then while she’s there a murder obviously happens. Phoenix is the head defence with Apollo assisting and Franziska is the prosecutor, and just before they go into court she appears (Edgeworth tags along) to talk to Phoenix and keeps going on about how she’s gonna “whip him until he screams” and other kinky sounding things.

But Apollo and Phoenix have gotten to the stage where they’ve started admitting their kinks and Phoenix has admitted he kinda likes rough sex (*wink**wink*) so Apollo hears just how wrong everything sounds and is practically dying trying to hold in his laughter, and Edgeworth is just making weird choking sounds (cos he used to go out with Nick and he knows). Phoenix doesn’t notice anything cos he’s too scared of the whip and then Franziska says “I’ll whip you into submission” and Apollo just can’t hold it in anymore.

So Phoenix and Franziska are standing there staring at Apollo laughing like he’s insane and Edgeworth just says with a completely straight face “I’m sure Wright can handle your whip. He’s taken rougher.” Then walks out still making weird choking noises.

And Phoenix finally cottons on to what’s so funny and just starts sputtering and going red and denying everything and Fraziska really does not get it and Apollo just laughs louder

WOULD YOU MIND TERRIBLY IF I WROTE A FIC FOR THIS BECAUSE IT GOT ME LAUGHIN I SHOULD NOT BE AMUSED I AM IN PUBLIC I HAVE A REPUTATION AS A CRANKY PERSON TO UPHOLD.