Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Begin with something the reader can relate to as having an emotional impact on the character.
If you'd like something to work with, cut up the following and make two piles. Draw one from each pile. Feel free to change the form of the word.
Rothkal the Magnificent
Doom the Battlehaunter
Sara St. Clare
little white lie
Some examples from Dean Koontz:
Katharine Sellers was sure that, at any moment, the car would begin to slide along the smooth, icy pavement and she would lose control of it. — Dance With the Devil, written as “Deanna Dwyer”
Penny Dawson woke and heard something moving furtively in the dark bedroom. — Darkfall
Tuesday was a fine California day, full of sunshine and promise, until Harry Lyon had to shoot someone at lunch. — Dragon Tears
In his onyx-walled room in the occupation tower, Hulann — a naoili — had disassociated his overmind from his organic regulating brain. — Beastchild