I'm still at home with my daughter - she woke up at 4 a.m. this morning coughing. Poor thing.
Anyway, as promised, I'm going to start sharing notes about my conference. Today will be short and sweet!
Deb Dixon talked about the "Dominant Impression" for your characters. It's a simple, but very useful concept.
For your characters, think of an adjective and a descriptive noun. The adjective cannot be a physical description - for example, "tall" or "thin" or "blue-eyed." It must be more specific - like "lazy" or "cocky." Then choose your descriptive noun, but it can't be a profession.
Some of Deb's examples come from Star Wars. Han Solo is a "cocky smuggler." Princess Leia is a "royal rebel."
Those who attended the conference also came up with some great ones:
This is a great tool to help you really pinpoint who your character is.
Oh yes -
I am officially the new president of my local RWA chapter. I'll begin my term in January. :-)
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