Creating a fictional character can be done in a multitude of ways. There are plenty of methods, and none of them are truly right or wrong. What is important is to find methods that work for you. Below are ten methods I detailed to help me create characters. I usually use two or more of these techniques when creating a new character so that I get more than one perspective.
Commenting on other people’s blogs is considered to be a good idea for bloggers. It helps you get on the other bloggers’ radars, which may result in a comment from them, or even a link. It is a way of “making friends.” The problem with this as a blogging strategy is that it can be […]
There was a time when this blog got a fair number of comments per post. Over the years it has trickled down. While I first and foremost put the responsibility on myself (erratic posting, not so fascinating topics, my being slow to respond to comments) I have also noticed that on most of the blogs […]
A truly entertaining blog is a popular blog, and one that will constantly get comments. If you have the ability to entertain an audience, you have a great platform for a blog.
One of the benefits of the web is that somewhere in the Internet, someone is talking about you, or at least a competitor. This makes it easy to get feedback. You won’t be able to get active comments on your developing interface, but you can read comments about existing products and competitors. Some sites, such […]
Say interesting things. Corporations have a hard time being interesting. Being the most interesting person at a corporation generally leads to getting fired. The problem is, if your blog isnâ€™t interesting, no one is going to read it. I know I wonâ€™t.
Here are poetry Prompts from four years worth of 30 Poems in 30 Days. See More Writing Exercises and Prompts Use the word Pattern in the first line and/or the last line of your poem. Write a poem that begins with you waking up. Write a poem that begins with a proclamation. If you need […]
Community Response: This is a term that takes into account a combination of factors such as uniques, comments, links to content, tweets and shares. It tries to measure the overall response to piece of conten
Harry over at Men with Pens is upset. He may even be angry. He has definitely gone on a rant. What’s the problem? Comments. Not everyone loves them the way that Men with Pens does. One blogger, a blogger that Harry reads (although he apparently doesn’t leave comments) had the nerve to discontinue commenting on […]
As you near the end of PD30, you may be wondering what to do with all of the poems you have written. You can submit them to contests and publications, or course. You can also create a chapbook. Chapbooks are very common among self-publishing poets and small presses because they are both easy to create […]