Story writing workshop

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Welcome to the FembotWiki story writing workshop. This section will provide help to aspiring authors who want to write stories about fembots.

Getting started

Choosing a premise

Choosing characters

Technical aspects

Grammar

Punctuation

Layout and formatting

The Character Triangle method

To quote Grendizer:

I'll begin with a tip of my own. It's called the Character Triangle (well, I call it that). Lejos Egri invented it, and I recommend every writer on this forum read his semminal work, The Art of Dramatic Writing. The central idea here is that at least two of the three dimensions in the character sheet must contain elements in dramatic tension with each other. For instance, a person could have a talent (Physiology) the growth of which is hampered by a poor attitude (Psychology). This creates character depth and allows for a goal for growth and/or change. Without change, your character is dead on the page; something has to give. It doesn't have to be huge. It could be as small as a man getting rid of a phobia, or an android getting an upgrade it asked for that changes everything for its owner, or even some guy losing a limb and dealing with that. Change something -- anything, and use this sheet to figure out how that will influence the character and thereby the story. For example, in my story A New Purpose, one of the characters moves from insecurity to security; how and why he gets there creates the story.
Character Creation Sheet for: [Character Name]


Path of change: [Starts As ==> Ends As]

Physiology

Sex:
Age:
Height and weight:
Color of hair, eyes, skin:
Posture:
Appearance:
Defects:
Heredity:

Sociology

Economic class:
Occupation:
Education:
Home life:
Religion:
Race, nationality:
Place in community:
Political affiliations:
Amusements, hobbies:

Psychology

Sex life, moral standards:
Personal premise, ambitions:
Frustrations, chief disappointments:
Temperament:
Attitude toward life:
Complexes:
Extrovert, Introvert, Ambivert:
Abilities:
Qualities:
I.Q.:
Quirks, Mannerisms: 

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