Are We There Yet – Pacing Your Narrative and Character Arc

It’s October, and that means it’s NaNoPrep month over at NaNoPlotMo. Check out the first workshop of the month on pacing and character arc, written by yours truly, and co-organizer, Grace Sabella, AKA illuminara.   HOW TO PACE SCENE PROGRESSION By  C-A-Harland   The pace of your novel will have a huge impact on how … More Are We There Yet – Pacing Your Narrative and Character Arc

Character Proactivity

We’ve all heard about characters being strong, or competent, or flawed, or multi dimensional, but there’s another important character trait to remember: proactivity. A proactive character is someone who moves the plot. Who makes decisions and then acts on them. For the sake of this article we’re going to define this process as “protagging,” a … More Character Proactivity

Characterization Discussion Panel

Welcome to the first ever NaNoPlotMo live discussion. We invite C-A-Harland, illuminara, queenofeagles, and DamonWakes to discuss their views on the creation and development of characters. This month we talk about how visual artwork can play a part in character design; making your characters distinctive, especially in a large cast; characterization in flash fiction and … More Characterization Discussion Panel