Hurting Your Characters

Now, you can finally separate facts from fiction. This book explores the most common injuries writers inflict on their characters from the character's point of view using common terms and examples focusing on the writer's needs.

Author: M. J. Carlson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1545259720

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HURTING YOUR CHARACTERS: a writer's guide to describing injuries and pain from the character's point of view How does a broken rib feel? Can a character really walk on a broken ankle? What are the symptoms of asphyxiation and how long will your character remain conscious? What really happens to a character in the vacuum of space? The answers may surprise you. Many writers (thankfully) have no experience to the very wounds, injuries, and trauma they must describe from their character's perspective. The mantra, "hurt your characters to build dramatic tension," is as true today as it ever was, maybe more so. But many writers, especially beginning writers, have difficulty describing the acute physical injuries their fictional characters experience, using subjective terms. Now, you can finally separate facts from fiction. This book explores the most common injuries writers inflict on their characters from the character's point of view using common terms and examples focusing on the writer's needs. Stop searching obscure medical texts or lurking outside emergency departments to interview trauma victims. HURTING YOUR CHARACTERS discusses the immediate effect of the trauma on the body, its physiologic response, including the types of nerve fibers and the sensations they convey, and how injuries feel to the character. This book also presents a simplified overview of the expected recovery times for the injuries discussed in young, otherwise healthy individuals. Understanding the injuries they inflict on characters and realistic recuperative times for those injuries can help fiction writers establish credibility and more fully connect their readers with their characters on an emotional level.

Breathing Life Into Your Characters

important for you to plan your characters' nonverbal actions as it is your plot. ... If someone tells you how sorry he is for hurting your feelings and he has a smile on his face, the message you're receiving is confusing.

Author: Rachel Ballon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599633701

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Create Convincing Characters That Readers—and Editors—Can't Resist! It's the question that eternally plagues all good writers: How can you describe the thoughts and feelings of characters who have backgrounds or psychological aberrations with which you have no personal experience? How can you describe the feelings of a drug addict if you've never been one? How can you write about being a prisoner if you've never been to jail? You can do all the research you want, but the question still remains: How do you convincingly portray characters if you've never lived in their skin? In Breathing Life Into Your Characters, writing consultant and professional psychotherapist Rachel Ballon, Ph. D., shows you how to get in touch with the thoughts and feelings necessary to truly understand your characters—no matter what their background or life experiences. She'll show you how to: • Develop a psychological profile for every character • Turn archetypes into conflicted characters • Think like a criminal to convincingly write one • Reveal personalities through the use of nonverbal communication In addition, you'll learn how to effectively use Ballon's "Method Writing" system—taught previously only in her writing workshops—to explore your own feelings, memories, and emotions to create characters of astonishing depth and complexity!

Understanding and Mentoring the Hurt Teenager

Movie Characters or Characters from Novels A great way to understand the inner desires, fantasies, dreams, ... Once your mentee identifies the character, invite your mentee to put the character in some sort of concrete form, ...

Author: Diana–Lea Baranovich

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781482881547

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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Understanding and Mentoring the Hurt Teenager, by author Diana-Lea Baranovich, offers a guide for all caring adults who wish to serve as a positive inspiration in the lives of hurt teenagers as they transition into young adulthood. Although its written from the point of view of underprivileged, hurt teenagers who are growing up in marginalized situations, it communicates that hurt teenagers come from all walks of life. They are not only from low-socioeconomic homes where they are being neglected, abused, and/or lack personal resources; many hurt teenagers can be found in affluent homes. Geared toward teachers, probation officers, counselors, welfare workers, leaders of religious groups, community workers, and parents who care for or mentor hurt teenagers, Understanding and Mentoring the Hurt Teenager breaks ten myths surrounding the lives of hurt teenagers. It helps all understand the teens plight by showing what makes the hurt teenager think, act, react, and relate to others the way they do. With discussion questions included, this guide assists adults to become a positive support system to help teens break the cycle of generational poverty, abuse, and neglect and journey more positively into adulthood.

Moviemind For Screenwriters

Are you including scenes you feel must be there to explain your character's later behavior ? Are there scenes explaining the ... You would want this scene as close to the FADE IN as you can get without hurting your story or characters .

Author: William Ronald Craig

Publisher: On the Flats Pub

ISBN: 0972080228

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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Written by a screenwriting teacher, this step-by-step plan for creating a commercial screenplay in four months includes three chapters on format, advance storytelling tips and tricks, strategies to get the work done, innovative marketing advice, and more.

Baby Don t Hurt Me

Cheri rubbed it all over her chest and around her mouth. ... AZRAEL ABYSS, CO-HOST (WITH MOLLY SHANNON) OF “GOTH TALK” Another recurring character I introduced in 1997 was Azrael ... A writer could help find a world for your character.

Author: Chris Kattan

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 9781944648763

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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You may know him as Mango, Mr. Peepers, the gibberish-spouting Suel Forrester, or one half of the head-bopping brothers in A Night at the Roxbury. Maybe you remember him as the forlorn gothic kid Azrael Abyss, Gay Hitler, or the guitarist in the "More Cowbell" sketch. Whichever it is, Chris Kattan has earned a spot in the hearts of a generation of comedy fans. Chris Kattan has defied comparison, expectations, and sometimes gravity with his inimitable style of physical comedy. By creating some of the most memorable Saturday Night Live characters, as well as his many roles in film and television, Kattan has remained one of the most fearless and versatile comedians in the world. Not long after Chris was labeled one of the improv group Groundlings' "must-see" performers in the company, he was cast on SNL—and within the first six weeks, Chris's film career also took off. Now, for the first time, Kattan opens up about eight seasons on SNL, performing alongside friends and future legends including Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, and Tina Fey, and guest hosts from Charlize Theron to Tom Hanks to David Bowie. He also shares stories of his unusual childhood (involving a secluded mountain with zen monks) with Leonard Cohen and Alan Watts. Baby, Don't Hurt Me offers an unprecedented look into Chris's life, from his fascinating relationship with Lorne Michaels, a private Valentine's Day dinner with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, an unforgettable flight with Beyoncé, and even breaking his neck on live television. Baby, Don't Hurt Me is a candid, revealing memoir from a timeless comedian and a window into the world of millennium-era SNL, from the rehearsals to the after-after parties, as narrated by your hilarious and inspiring friend—who just so happened to be there for all of it.

Letters on education and characters

at first be able to make your way , perhaps , into the best company , it is always in your power to avoid bad . ... that to have been with them twice would hurt your character , both as to virtue and parts : such is the company of ...

Author: Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014180023

Category: Conduct of life

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Writing for the Green Light

If you show them your mastery over structure, they're much more likely to consider your work. ... If a character is lonely or hurting, a great deal of spec scripts will contain long passages with that character explaining their thoughts ...

Author: Scott Kirkpatrick

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317704195

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 203

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Tailor your screenplay to sell. Find out what Hollywood script readers, producers, and studio executives want in a screenplay (and why) from someone who’s been there. Discover what it takes to begin a lasting career as a screenwriter. Peppered with interviews from established professionals, Writing for the Green Light: How to Make Your Script the One Hollywood Notices gives you a sharp competitive edge by showcasing dozens of everyday events that go on at the studios but are rarely if ever discussed in most screenwriting books. With his behind-the-scenes perspective, Scott Kirkpatrick shows you why the system works the way it does and how you can use its unwritten rules to your advantage. He answers such questions as: Who actually reads your script? How do you pique the interest of studios and decision makers? What do agents, producers, and production companies need in a script? How much is a script worth? What are the best genres for new writers and why? What are real steps you can take to ‘break in’ to television writing? How do you best present or pitch a project without looking desparate? How do you negotiate a contract without an agent? How do you exude confidence and seal your first deal? These and other insights are sure to give you and your screenplay a leg-up for success in this competitive landscape!

Letters Letters on education and characters

A young man , especially at his first entering into the world , is generally judged of by the company he keeps - and it ... There are some companies so blasted and scandalous , that to have been with them twice would hurt your character ...

Author: Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN65CT

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Page: 528

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The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield with the Characters Letters to his son 1751 1754 Letters to his godson on the art of pleasing Political and miscellaneous letters 1712 1750

There are some companies so blasted and scandalous , that to have been with them twice would hurt your character , both as to virtue and parts ; such is the company of bullies , sharpers , jockies , and low debauchees either in wine or ...

Author: Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN3U4I

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 504

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Letters with the Characters

There are some companies so blasted and scandalous , that to have been with them twice would hurt your character , both as to virtue and parts ; such is the company of bullies , sharpers , jockies , and low debauchees either in wine or ...

Author: Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (4th Earl.)

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ISBN: UIUC:30112100590790

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