Now that it's August--and our return to school looms like a thunder cloud on the horizon*--Susan and I are getting very serious about our summer revising/rewriting goals. The End is nigh and time is running short. We've even been doing Write Club-like sprints to keep each other focused.**
As I usually do when I'm doing anything except drafting, I spend some of my time looking for charts/advice/secrets/keys to the writing universe. I find them reassuring and sometimes they even turn out to be helpful.
Today I found this exhaustive Character Chart that goes through everything from personal appearance to how your character feel about his job and his mother. It looks really, really fun.
I know what I'm doing with the rest of my morning.
Also . . .
Susan and I are mighty warriors and will defeat any plot problems or character inconsistencies
that stand in our path to glory.
|Be inconsistent, MC. I dare you.|
|Be wery, wery quite. We're hunting plot holes.|
** Some mornings it works better than others. The first day I was really productive, but the day after that all I could do was blink blearily at my bright shiny computer screen and check my Facebook every six seconds. Even with a huge cup of very black black tea my powers of concentration only improved minimally. We shall persist, however. The body can adapt. It just hurts.