August 28th, 2020

Creating a Bible for Characters and Screenwriting

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Craft | Ellen Buikema

By Ellen Buikema

A character bible is a document filled with all you need to know about your characters’ motivations, personalities, physical characteristics, and background story, including family.  Not everything in the character bible will find its way into your manuscript, but the information will be easily available for your reference when needed.… Read the post

March 27th, 2020

White Space in Writing

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Craft

Ellen Buikema

Do you remember a time when you suffered from sensory overload?

This happened to me at a SIGGRAPH Conference in Detroit, Michigan, my first and last computer graphics conference. I remember sitting in a large room in front of an enormous screen with no idea of what to expect.… Read the post

February 28th, 2020

Using Visuals to Inspire Scenes

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Writer's Life | WriterStrong

by Ellen Buikema

There are times I’m absolutely certain of the characters’ surroundings,
the shape of the scene crystalizes in my mind and I can write it all in one sitting. Don't you love those times? But there are moments when that just ain’t happenin'.… Read the post


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