characters / culture / descriptors / writers resources

How to Describe an American–if You Aren’t

Americans are individuals above all, and unique in the world of People Continue reading

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characters / culture / descriptors / writers resources

How Did People Sound In 1963?

Characterizing is difficult. Not only does each character have to sound like themselves–which is different from each other character in the book–they have to be true to their culture and their era. Culture, OK, watch some movies, YouTube. See what they sound like in Russia or Bolivia. But era. That’s gone. How do you truly … Continue reading