The Prompter Room

By: Bela Johnson

Feb 19 2016

Category: Uncategorized


I want to introduce all writers in my WordPress community to my former Vermont College alumnus who writes brilliantly about, well, Writing! If you Follow her blog, I am certain you will benefit from her expertise as an editor and writer. Have a lovely weekend, all! Bela


For Thursday, February 18, 2016:

“Poetry creates the myth, the prose writer draws its portrait.”

Jean-Paul Sartre

This will be a blend between The Prompter Room and a regular blog post because there are some good sources of inspiration for character development that I’d like to share.

For instance: “Some good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.” (Marilyn Monroe)

And this: “look for a long time at what pleases you, and longer still at what pains you …” (Colette)

And: “Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.” (Unattributed meme)

Not only are these good to keep in mind for us as we go through life, I think they’re helpful to remember for those of us who write fiction.

As we develop our characters, we should ask them some essential questions: What good things need to fall apart for this or those character(s)?  How can better things fall together?  What…

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7 comments on “The Prompter Room”

  1. Thank you for this share Bela.. and you too enjoy… Have a restful weekend 🙂 Hugs Sue xxx

  2. Thank you, Bela! How generous of you (which is not surprising!). Many blessings to and for you! ~~ Genie

  3. Nicely shared fellow blogger. The quotes you featured do help with characterizations. Knowing the motivation for their actions makes a more meaningful story or plot. Hugs, Robin

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