Thursday, April 10, 2014

Inconceivable!

Welcome to the A to Z challenge - It's been incredible so far!

A to Z Writing advice:
idiosyncrasies – every character needs one or two. Just like we all have something that is special to us, our own identifying quirks. It builds character, ha!


Visiting BROKEN BRANCH FALLS (MG Fantasy) Teenage fantasy creatures in high school break the rules, causing chaos. Gabe the goblin leads a quest to find the Book of Ages, hoping it can help save BROKEN BRANCH FALLS:
an early sketch, I love maps!

Iridescent Mountains - where the dragons live










And for laughs:
An alphabetical list of reasons men are happier people... 


I is for Invitations
If someone forgets to invite a man,
He or she can still be his friend.

26 comments:

Rhonda Albom said...

Idiosyncrasies is a great i word. Love the idea of iridescent mountains.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Characters need quirks!

Caffe Maggieato said...

LOL thanks for this. I agree that quirks make them unique and a far more entertaining read. I have to confess when I saw "Inconceivable!" I thought you were going to talk about The Princess Bride.

L.G. Keltner said...

Every character does need idiosyncrasies. They're not realistic if they don't have them. I love your iridescent mountains!

cleemckenzie said...

It's those quirks that make the character interesting and captures the readers.

debi o'neille said...

I'd be a good character. I have a lot of quirks. :-)
Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I love idiosyncracies (even if I can't spell it!) Dixie Browning was the best at giving her characters lovable quirks...one of the reasons I love her!

My husband considers the lack of an invite a good thing. He'll like you better if you don't invite him to things.

Fifi Islaih said...

That is if he's not inconsiderate, lol! Thanks!

Robin said...

Quirky characters are the BEST.

Sophie Duncan said...

Idiosyncrasies are great for adding to characters. We all have them.
Sophie
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'Inconceivable - You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.'

M.J. Fifield said...

Love the map. I know it says 'early sketch', but it looks much nicer than what I use for maps. I shall learn from your fine example!

Carrie-Anne said...

It's definitely important for characters to have idiosyncrasies. In my early days of being a serious writer 20+ years ago, my characters were essentially indistinguishable, no real characteristics making any of them particularly different or original.

Crystal Collier said...

Nice. Are the mountains really iridescent? Like translucent iridescent or just shimmer? Oh, that gets my imagination humming.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I like where the dragons live. Forgetting to invite someone is a big no-no.

randi lee said...

I'm with everyone else on this--love me some quirky characters!!

Angela Cothran said...

I love your take on the A to Z challenge :)

Michelle Wallace said...

I love the word iridescent! It just has a certain ring!
Happy I-Day Tara!
Writer In Transit

Tanya Flood-Proof Mum said...

Hello from Qld Australia. Love your A-Z Challenge Tara! have an Iridescent day :)

Chrys Fey said...

Characters certainly need quirks because people have them, and characters should feel as real as possible. :)

Stepheny Houghtllin said...

Visiting on the 10th day of the #atozchallenge. Learning interesting new things on this blog hop day. Never without a book in hand or on my Kindle, I agree that my favorite characters have traits that make them stand out. Congratulations on a well presented blog/theme. If you have time or interest, I am writing about gardening and related topics this month. Come and visit.

Christine Rains said...

I don't think guys think twice about invitations!

Lori L MacLaughlin said...

Idiosyncrasy is a great word. And I agree, characters need at least one. Your Iridescent Mountains sound beautiful!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara .. I love the idea of iridescent mountains .. I think I saw those in Ireland many moons ago - the rhododendrons were out and the haze was magnificent with redolent bluey-purple- rose .. wonderful ..

The maps, illustrations are such fun to see .. very clever ..

Cheers Hilary

LD Masterson said...

I think developing a character's quirks is one of the fun parts of writing.

margaretofthenorth said...

I is for imagination. Yours is fun and free. Great to have when you're a teacher.

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Nicole said...

Your post title made me think of The Princess Bride. ;)