Character Creation by Emily Ann Putzke My character in Ain’t We Got Fun is Georgiana (Gi) Rowland, the older sister of Bess. Their family is struggling during the Great Depression, so Gi takes off for NYC to make a fortune and help them out. The sisters recount their adventures, joys and heartaches to each other. My co-author, Emily Chapman, and I wrote this story in letter form in January. Our characters are very different people! Here are a 5 things that helped me bring Gi to life, and give her a personality that’s all her own. 1. Give Your Characters Flaws None of us are perfect, so our characters shouldn't be either. Gi is a fun, loyal, light hearted girl with big dreams. But she has a flaw that she struggles with throughout the entire story. Pride. She’s very stubborn, independent, and doesn’t want anything from anybody. 2. Use That Flaw to Stretch and Change Your Character Pride gets Gi in quite a few scrapes. Throughout AWGF, she’s constantly battling with it. Everytime she thi…
Yep, time is picking up speed. Especially since I have other things to keep me busy.
Here is my questions for you today: what makes your story special? In the comments below, I want you to finish this sentence "It's a Snow White story, but..." Did you change the setting? Is Snow White the ugliest in all the land? How did you swap out the elements of your story to make it unique?
Merry Christmas Eve! I hope your holidays are bright!!!
My contest entry has been in Rooglewood's hands for 5 days. My mental status has gone from the over-the-top excited and relieved when I first submitted it...to a steady optimism that my story actually might have a decent chance this year...to a closed-off state where I was convinced that I didn't even need to worry about it until next April...to today.
Today I am tore up with the certain feeling of my stories significant and amateur flaws. Who would read this? How can this compare to the other amazing authors chosen by Rooglewood? What was I thinking to submit such a meager tale?
I do this every year. And it is a passing feeling. I know it is. The artist cycle is something I've talked about before on this blog. It helps to know that this is normal and that I will be excited about my story again tomorrow.
But, oh, those other authors are so intimidating!
How are you guys holding up? Sti…