[identity profile] minionofspot.livejournal.com
Hey, so I have a general question for you all! How do you plan out your characters' appearances?

Are you ok with just writing a description to use as reference, or do you need a picture?

Do you draw them yourself, or do you use online avatar makers or stock models or something of the sort?

Or do you not even think about it at all?

Discuss here! If you have any character creators or stock sites of whatever you find helpful for imagining characters, share them with us!

(Sorry if this topic has been posted about recently, I didn't see anything but I might've missed it.)
[identity profile] minionofspot.livejournal.com
Hey, so I have a general question for you all! How do you plan out your characters' appearances?

Are you ok with just writing a description to use as reference, or do you need a picture?

Do you draw them yourself, or do you use online avatar makers or stock models or something of the sort?

Or do you not even think about it at all?

Discuss here! If you have any character creators or stock sites of whatever you find helpful for imagining characters, share them with us!

(Sorry if this topic has been posted about recently, I didn't see anything but I might've missed it.)

Outline

Oct. 31st, 2011 01:36 pm
[identity profile] storywriter84.livejournal.com
I just finished the 10-chapter outline for my novel.  I left chapter 9 blank, so I can insert whatever I need to when I get towards the end of the story to make it wrap up.

Also, I only have 8 characters listed, which I'm really happy about.  When I'm slightly stuck, I tend to introduce a random, new character who promptly falls to the wayside.  

I'm excited about tomorrow but I'm incredibly nervous.  I'm really proud of my idea; I'm not sure I've ever written something like this before.  It'll still have my normal flare (I hope) and it's still in my main genre (Fantasy).  So, we'll see.  I won't know until I do it, right?  Right.

Thanks for the pep talk.


PS - What type of pre-writing does everyone else do?  Does it help?

Outline

Oct. 31st, 2011 01:36 pm
[identity profile] storywriter84.livejournal.com
I just finished the 10-chapter outline for my novel.  I left chapter 9 blank, so I can insert whatever I need to when I get towards the end of the story to make it wrap up.

Also, I only have 8 characters listed, which I'm really happy about.  When I'm slightly stuck, I tend to introduce a random, new character who promptly falls to the wayside.  

I'm excited about tomorrow but I'm incredibly nervous.  I'm really proud of my idea; I'm not sure I've ever written something like this before.  It'll still have my normal flare (I hope) and it's still in my main genre (Fantasy).  So, we'll see.  I won't know until I do it, right?  Right.

Thanks for the pep talk.


PS - What type of pre-writing does everyone else do?  Does it help?

Outline

Oct. 31st, 2011 01:36 pm
[identity profile] storywriter84.livejournal.com
I just finished the 10-chapter outline for my novel.  I left chapter 9 blank, so I can insert whatever I need to when I get towards the end of the story to make it wrap up.

Also, I only have 8 characters listed, which I'm really happy about.  When I'm slightly stuck, I tend to introduce a random, new character who promptly falls to the wayside.  

I'm excited about tomorrow but I'm incredibly nervous.  I'm really proud of my idea; I'm not sure I've ever written something like this before.  It'll still have my normal flare (I hope) and it's still in my main genre (Fantasy).  So, we'll see.  I won't know until I do it, right?  Right.

Thanks for the pep talk.


PS - What type of pre-writing does everyone else do?  Does it help?
[identity profile] aurumsisters.livejournal.com


Join us in the AIM room writingsprints!!!

Come develop the characters for your NaNo!


[identity profile] aurumsisters.livejournal.com


Join us in the AIM room writingsprints!!!

Come develop the characters for your NaNo!


[identity profile] aurumsisters.livejournal.com


Join us in the AIM room writingsprints!!!

Come develop the characters for your NaNo!


[identity profile] sanscesse.livejournal.com
Hello people of the NaNo community!

I looked back in the previous entries and didn't see a post about this. Pardon me if there IS one, by golly! It's not even November yet and my brain is fuzzy already.

I have been thinking about my upcoming novel and considered using real people in it (my novel is going to be about NASCAR groupies, har). I would use factual information about them, not say anything lascivious like "Jeff Gordon used to be a man prostitute and charged his pit crew when HE serviced THEM." Is it even ok to use factual information about real people in a work of fiction?

It's not a huge deal if I can't use the real drivers (they wouldn't be main characters or anything anyway, just a mention here and there) but I really was curious about that whole situation.

Thank you for any valuable information you may have!
[identity profile] sanscesse.livejournal.com
Hello people of the NaNo community!

I looked back in the previous entries and didn't see a post about this. Pardon me if there IS one, by golly! It's not even November yet and my brain is fuzzy already.

I have been thinking about my upcoming novel and considered using real people in it (my novel is going to be about NASCAR groupies, har). I would use factual information about them, not say anything lascivious like "Jeff Gordon used to be a man prostitute and charged his pit crew when HE serviced THEM." Is it even ok to use factual information about real people in a work of fiction?

It's not a huge deal if I can't use the real drivers (they wouldn't be main characters or anything anyway, just a mention here and there) but I really was curious about that whole situation.

Thank you for any valuable information you may have!
[identity profile] sanscesse.livejournal.com
Hello people of the NaNo community!

I looked back in the previous entries and didn't see a post about this. Pardon me if there IS one, by golly! It's not even November yet and my brain is fuzzy already.

I have been thinking about my upcoming novel and considered using real people in it (my novel is going to be about NASCAR groupies, har). I would use factual information about them, not say anything lascivious like "Jeff Gordon used to be a man prostitute and charged his pit crew when HE serviced THEM." Is it even ok to use factual information about real people in a work of fiction?

It's not a huge deal if I can't use the real drivers (they wouldn't be main characters or anything anyway, just a mention here and there) but I really was curious about that whole situation.

Thank you for any valuable information you may have!
[identity profile] slhmurphy.livejournal.com
I'm S.L.H., and this will be my third NaNo, and the first one that's likely to finish within the time limit and actually be pretty good.  I got the idea out of the blue, and then it built on itself into a story about a Fourth Wall-abusing college student who realizes too late that she's become the protagonist of her own life story, and that her story happens to involve Ragnarok.  Her name is Leina Davies, she's deathly afraid of snakes, and, by the end of the novel, she'll have saved Midgard, Asgard, and all of the assorted "Heims" from destruction.

The title is Protagonist.

I do however need help naming a character.  I've got names for most of my important characters -- Leina, of course; her love interest, Sigmund Hauer; Faith, who I named from one of the NaNo forum dares (he's an atheist).  But Faith has a brother who he's searching for, and, helping him is this half-Valkyrie who is helplessly devoted to him.  I really need a good name for this guy.  I've got time to come up with a name for Faith's brother, but the half-Valkyrie needs a name before NaNo starts.  Any ideas?
sarahcb1208: (Default)
[personal profile] sarahcb1208
Hey my DnD nerds (no offense meant, I LOVE DnD), I have a question: how do I translate the character sheets to be "real" world. You know, you're not going to go "I'm a level 23 Ranger, dual-classing at level 12 as a rogue" for example. Okay, some of you might, but I want something that translates easier, more for a novel that's not 100% DnD. Make sense?
sarahcb1208: (gotta get done)
[personal profile] sarahcb1208
Hey my DnD nerds (no offense meant, I LOVE DnD), I have a question: how do I translate the character sheets to be "real" world. You know, you're not going to go "I'm a level 23 Ranger, dual-classing at level 12 as a rogue" for example. Okay, some of you might, but I want something that translates easier, more for a novel that's not 100% DnD. Make sense?
sarahcb1208: (gotta get done)
[personal profile] sarahcb1208
Hey my DnD nerds (no offense meant, I LOVE DnD), I have a question: how do I translate the character sheets to be "real" world. You know, you're not going to go "I'm a level 23 Ranger, dual-classing at level 12 as a rogue" for example. Okay, some of you might, but I want something that translates easier, more for a novel that's not 100% DnD. Make sense?
[identity profile] harmonious.livejournal.com
Do you write character information sheets? If so, do you fill in the blanks of a pre-made one (maybe one of your own, or one from a site/book) or do you just sort of write down tidbits as you think of them? May I see one of yours, if you do write them?

Mine is under the cut. )

Also, I need a little plot help. )
[identity profile] solookup.livejournal.com
Hi all! I don't know if you remember me from when I posted about the NaNo (fan made) Handbook and also a website of Character Sheet.

Well I found out that I did save it onto my harddrive, so I uploaded a rar file containing:
- Word file of the (I think) 5 page character sheet
- Interactive Questionnaire for your character
- 177 characteristic ticky box trait list and finally
- Rescuing your plot (50 Plots, and part 2 - e.g. your two main characters get stuck in a small space)
- and finally I threw in a female name randomizer excel sheet.

If you are interested, it is uploaded here (987kb).

Hope you guys find it useful!
[identity profile] solookup.livejournal.com
Hi all! I don't know if you remember me from when I posted about the NaNo (fan made) Handbook and also a website of Character Sheet.

Well I found out that I did save it onto my harddrive, so I uploaded a rar file containing:
- Word file of the (I think) 5 page character sheet
- Interactive Questionnaire for your character
- 177 characteristic ticky box trait list and finally
- Rescuing your plot (50 Plots, and part 2 - e.g. your two main characters get stuck in a small space)
- and finally I threw in a female name randomizer excel sheet.

If you are interested, it is uploaded here (987kb).

Hope you guys find it useful!

Heeeelp!

Nov. 2nd, 2008 12:30 am
[identity profile] stubby-appears.livejournal.com
This is for all of the people who feel like their NaNoNovels have already comitted suicide in some sort of terrible, kamakaze-type way. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's got this going on. It's not just the plot. It's everything. No characters, no muse, no style, no anything. At least last year I chugged along for a while on nothing, but I've been wringing out the 800 words I have this time.

I have attempted to start another novel to see if it would explode in my brain, and I sorta like it, but it didn't flow at all either. A prose&poetry tale of a girl going mad. My original idea was a young man in the Chinese government who sends insider info on the country's inner workings to America through fortune cookies who accidently sends top-secret info to a random restaurant somewhere in the U.S. And then my really stupid back-up is people who's Halloween costumes suddenly become real.

Anyone who is successful and awesome, please post help for me and the rest of the losers (or, rather, noveling challenged). Definitely all of it is needed. Thanks....

Whew!

Nov. 12th, 2006 08:32 am
ext_12865: (Default)
[identity profile] cscottd.livejournal.com
Okay, that was rough... )

Also, much thanks to everyone who replied to my earlier post. Your suggestions were very helpful! Thanks!



Cross-posted a bit, so I apologise if this shows up on your friends page more than once.
 

Profile

nanowrimo_lj: (Default)
NaNoWriMo

March 2013

S M T W T F S
     12
3 456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 20th, 2017 12:26 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios