Verbs and the Nouns that love them #amwriting

Life in the Realm of Fantasy

This week we are continuing the discussion of verbs and how they shape the narrative. Last week I mentioned that I use verbs when creating a character, seeking out the action words each character embodies. Those words illuminate the gut reactions of each character and how they will act and react in each situation.

Verbs there is no tryNow that I have identified who most of my characters are, I am designing the structure of the plot. I need to use actions and events to show the story, but I also must bring out the backstory for my two MCs. I have to shed light on the friction and the attraction and force them together in situations they don’t want to be in. I also have to show them as individuals, independent of each other. As I work on the plot, the verbs that each character embodies will come to me.

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2 thoughts on “Verbs and the Nouns that love them #amwriting

  1. I used to use the “marriage” image teaching grammar to my students, too. Reading someone else do it, makes me laugh. We’re such word nerds – but what is more fun than diagramming sentences. 🙂

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