Thinking – #BlogFlash2012

#BlogFlash2012 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts

The challenge

Write a 50-100 word post for each daily prompt on your own blog during August.

Your post can be factual or fictional, prose or poetry, anecdotal or otherwise! It’s not too late to join in – just click on the #Blog Flash icon on the home page

Ok folks so above is the challenge and this is Day 1, so here is my contribution to today’s prompt – Thinking

Day 1 - Thinking

Day 1 – Thinking

I spend a lot of time thinking, especially when it comes to crafting my characters.

I want my characters to be ‘real’ so my readers can relate to them. The physical descriptions are important – you need to get a picture of them in your mind. But in my opinion, their emotions, thoughts, dialogue and their reactions to different situations are what gives them depth and makes them believable.

I give serious thought to plots. The twists and turns, the ups and downs, and a well-described world is what grabs the reader and leaves them wanting more.

I’m thinking now…


8 thoughts on “Thinking – #BlogFlash2012

  1. So true. I don’t know how often I’ve tossed a book aside because the characters are one dimensional and I could have cared less what happens to them.

    I loved the pictures and your take on the prompt!


    • Hi Lisa,

      Yeah, I’ve done the same. For me characters have to be three dimensional and that’s how I try to write them.

      Glad you liked the pictures and thanks for your kind words.


    • Hi Terri,

      Thank you for the compliment on my piece and I’m glad you like the images.

      I have to admit, this is the first blog challenge I’ve taken part in and I’m excited about the whole concept. Thanks for hosting it – it’s a great idea!


  2. I love your piece. I totally agree about characterisation. It does take a lot of thought but you know when you have done it right when people want to read more about them. xx
    PS Thank you for your comment on mine.You said it was one of your favourite subjects, well if you want more, take a look at my 5 sentence fiction on ‘Scarlet’ where you meet Louie for the first time. . . I think you’ll like. Nice to meet you!! x

    • Hi Lizzie,

      Thanks for your lovely comments. I try very hard to make my characters realistic so readers can relate to them. If I read something where there’s no characterisation, I can’t carry on with it.

      You’re welcome! Vampires are my favourite subject and I’m currently writing the 2nd book in a trilogy with a few of them in. I’ll definitely take a look at ‘Scarlet’!

      Great to meet you too! 😮 x

  3. Hello Carlie,

    It is author’s like you that make me want to read more books. You make sure your characters come alive for the reader. Thanks for writing this.

    • Hi there,

      Aww thank you so much for your kind words. When I write, I try to give readers the very best book I can by working on characterisation and description. To me, a book has to come alive and readers need to be able to picture people and places and to relate to the character’s emotions.

      I’m glad you enjoyed it and thank you for stopping by to leave a comment. Hope to see you here again.

      Carlie 😮

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