Wednesday, April 27, 2011

W is for Whimsical.

Whimsical, one of my favorite character traits. In fact, its about seventy five percent of my own genetic makeup( no self love intended). Hey, who knew? When it comes to my WIP, I've always tried to throw in a whimsical character. Add a little spunk somewhere in the mix of the story. Finding the voice for those characters is easy. I just steal or blend a few personalities together from the people I know, hoping to form a snarky little entertaining bubble. At least I hope its entertaining, but sometimes those snarky little comments in a story can be distracting. I know, I do this myself. Where do you draw the line? How do you balance your snark?


  1. Oh! Good question. I guess as long as the charcter traits don't detract from the story, you are on the right track. I haven't really put a snarky character in a WIP yet, but I might just need to now, if for nothing more than the experience of writing one.

  2. Oh, it's tough sometimes, isn't it? We like snark, but at the same time they have to be likable. I guess insecure snarkiness is more relative.
    Sheesh, did that even make sense?? :)


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