July 29, 2011

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Speech Matters, AKA Dialogue and so do actions in Character Development.

      Well readers, writers, and publishers what are you? Are you auditory or visually dominant?
Most people are visually dominant from what I'm hearing. So that means the authors of books, plays, screenplays and poetry need to speak the language according to their target audience.But not too much speech at the expense of showing, right?
So what needs to be done? 
Answer: Your main character(s) or protagonist must draw readers in by using the correct speech.
     Character development, again. Can't say enough about it.
 Is your main character(s) up for the challenge? Better find out. The first thing you need to do is ask him/her. That's right...ask them. Where ever they are find them and conduct an interview. You need to see if they hear, see, and understand the job requirements. If they can't meet the requirements, then fire them as the main character(s) and find another one. 
The following are some questions you might want to ask you main character(s).
  • Exactly what are you trying to say to the reader to get their attention and get them on your side?
  • What is the problem you're having or what goal are you aiming for?
  • What do you plan to do to drive the stories plot and theme along as you solve your problem or reach your goal?
  • Who else will you contact to help get the job done or the story told.
  •  Why'd you pick them?
  • Does your problem or will your problem make sense to a reader who is ten years old/or         what age group do you plan to speak to?
  • What are you willing to do if your first plan doesn't work out -Plan B?
  • What do you look like? Will your looks help or hinder the problem?
  • What's your dominant language. Do you speak a lot or are you an action person?
  • Speaking of theme, what's the premise, moral of the story you're trying to convey?
There you are. Just a few major questions that your main character or protagonist needs to answer to get the job.

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Antoinette "Toni" Mckain

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