Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Journey Continues

Today we are on the lesson of characters and the lies they tell themselves. This is very interesting and in the process of learning about this - I came upon a book entitled: Seeing Through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe by Vonda Skelton.

I'm excited about this book and can't wait to read it. I've got so many books to read that I don't think I will ever finish them all even though I'm an avid reader. After we find what the lie is that our character believes then we moved on to the conflict in their life. This comes from the lies that they believe. It took me a while to get the concept, but with Ane Mulligan's help I think I'm beginning to get a handle on it.

Delving so deep into a character's life transforms them into three deminsional characters instead of a flat character. In other words they have the same desires, fears, hopes, struggles that all of us as humans go through at one time or another in our lives. It makes the characters believable and easier to relate to.

I am going to try and find out how to post links to my blog. I've got many that I would like to put up for my readers so they to can enjoy these sites. Good night!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Deborah! I'm thrilled to see you found my book, Seeing Through the Lies. As one who writes both fiction and non-fiction, I know exactly what you're talking about when it comes to characters and lies. And you're right--it makes the characters believable and easier to relate to. ;-)

    If you're interested, I have a writer's blog (The Christian Writer's Den) at my website: I'd love for you and your readers to check it out!

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!