Post by HDSimplicityy on Sept 6, 2021 0:26:50 GMT -6
In order to finish outlining the rest of my novel's second draft, I want to write out the character arcs once and for all. What are great templates/worksheets that do that? It will help me focus on the narrative set pieces, dialogue, plot moments that need to occur in the outline for the remaining two thirds of chapters.
Post by ScienceGirl on Sept 18, 2021 8:32:48 GMT -6
I have a whole series of worksheets for all this in a Google Doc form somewhere. I'll find it and get it posted in a few weeks. Soccer season is ALMOST over LOL. I also have a ton more lessons sitting in a notebook on my desk ready to post as soon as I have time. There are a lot of little strategies for building characters.
I personally use Google Sheets in a very advanced way, connecting multiple cells and sheets so you type info in one and it appears in a different place. I'll try to make a template for that. But it works like I have a page for one character and put all their details. And then I have a summary page that compares multiple characters so I don't end up with twelve redheads in the same book (because that's not statistically realistic). I have the same thing for setting and plot. But it's all set up for my books so I'll have to fix it into a general one. The nice thing about it is that I've locked all the tricky cells so you just type in your info. But I can send an unlocked version if anyone is game and knows how to do all the code for that.
bluewpc: How have you been keepin?
Dec 2, 2022 13:11:54 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Fffffeeeck those videos. Um, I been keeping safe. Heh.
Dec 2, 2022 13:15:06 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: So glad you checked in, blue.
Dec 2, 2022 13:16:58 GMT -6
bluewpc: glad to have checked in. missed yall
Dec 2, 2022 13:18:30 GMT -6
bluewpc: this were an online home
Dec 2, 2022 13:18:49 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: yes! we hope it can be again. update us when you can, k?
Dec 2, 2022 13:19:33 GMT -6
bluewpc: I will. You know something I need to say. I left America because I absolutely could not stand the normal life. I need adventure and blood. Maybe something to keep in mind for future writings
Dec 2, 2022 13:21:14 GMT -6
bluewpc: After this war Im going to go find another war
Dec 2, 2022 13:21:28 GMT -6
bluewpc: and hey glad to see ya Raven
Dec 2, 2022 13:21:40 GMT -6
bluewpc: Ill let andlo know the site is back up
Dec 2, 2022 13:21:46 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Some folks are built for it. That detail makes for one heck of a character, no doubt.
Dec 2, 2022 14:04:04 GMT -6
Alatariel: Wow blue, stay safe my friend and good to see ya here again
Dec 2, 2022 18:03:46 GMT -6
Soliton: Be back. Be safe. Be alive.
Dec 7, 2022 0:49:04 GMT -6
pelwrath: A happy birthday to SF writer, Leigh Brackett, ‘The Queen of Space Opera’. Born 12/7/1915.
Dec 7, 2022 10:38:14 GMT -6