Great Blogging Experiment - How to Write Compelling Characters...

"Under the Skin of iZombie"
Take my life and all it's parts from I was a child to the now and ask myself "what would I have done"?  I watch television shows with strong characters and ask myself "what would they have done"? It's a lot of asking questions to me about what does real life has to do with what I am writing, then I twist it.  How can life be frightening, terrifying... unreal?  How can something simple be deadly?

Give my ideas a face, height, a nickname... who are they?
Where do I not want to be, how do I get out of there?
Oh, yes the twist... normal things turned upside down.

People are innocent, and typing their lives becomes tragic!

Jeremy [iZombie]
Chatterbox '96

thanks, everyone... i should explain, my writings are mostly the strange, bizarre, or just plain odd. i did some acting about fifteen years ago, so i would create a character... pretend to act them out... make it a scene over a story... could explain why my first marriage ended. lol. i would become that person until the book/short story was done.

12 comments:

  1. Wow, that is really original! I think you've tapped into the essence of a great character.

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  2. asking lots of questions is a good point. how do you get to know someone without asking questions? and twists...I love twists.

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  3. I agree. I like seeing this from a horror/zombie writer's perspective.

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  4. That's it exactly. You need to study the masters and learn. That's what I do.

    CD

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  5. Normal things turned upside down really struck a chord with me. Great post.

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  6. Simple, basic, to the point. Good!

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  7. So straight forward, succinct and in the end, awesome. You really struck chords in me with this one.

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  8. Emerse yourself in your character or in the life you want your character to have and then create him or her...Is that what you were saying? (I'm blonde...and old...)

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  9. thanks, everyone... i should explain, my writings are mostly the strange, bizarre, or just plain odd. i did some acting about fifteen years ago, so i would create a character... pretend to act them out... make it a scene over a story... could explain why my first marriage ended. lol. i would become that person until the book/short story was done.

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  10. Questions are an excellent way to get to know you characters.

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  11. Quite an original post! I agree that writers need to keep asking questions.

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