Writerly Things…8/27/17


Writerly Things…8/27/17

Traci Kenworth


I started using OneStopforWriter’s website. They have various tools with which to build your characters, settings, and plot. I’ve picked out three positive and three negative traits for my main characters. Some things have occurred to me as I did so that helped flesh them out. I will continue to work on the characters till I get them where I want them, then move on to the setting. After I get the world building as intricate as I want it, I will bring the minor characters into the fold.

I like to know my world a bit better before fleshing out the remaining characters so I can see how they’d react to it. Some authors might do things differently, beginning with the setting and then peopling it but I like to start with my main characters first. OneStop has various templates you can download if you subscribe to them that work with either word or as a pdf. You can keep notes on OneStop as well to keep your project altogether.

This is the first time I’ve used the templates and notes and I’ve found them very helpful. Plus, Becca and Angela have a wealth of info in their stacks and thesauruses. It’s designed to help the writer advance their project and it does that for sure. I hope you give their site a try.

Have a great week, take care, and God bless!

9 thoughts on “Writerly Things…8/27/17

  1. One Stop for Writers is a good resource, especially for new writers learning their craft. Their free resources could fill a reference book, including a variety of category specific Thesauri that cover emotions to colors. The tip sheets could be bigger (easy to read), but it’s a small complaint. Prices range from $8 month-by-month to $90 annually. (This saves you about six dollars so you might want to sign up by the month when you need it, and discontinue until your next project.)
    Traci Kenworth shares her experience with the site on Writerly Things.
    However…Nothing takes the place of a good writing class taught by a published writer or workshopping with published writers. Nothing takes the place of reading the works of the best authors in your genre, Nothing takes the place of reading great writers (and, no, JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer aren’t great writers, merely good ones).

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