Every Monday through most of April 2018, MYSTERY OF CHARACTER FEATURING SHANNON MUIR focuses on the art and craft of writing, from Shannon’s perspective or that of guest authors. To catch up on all posts, check out the MYSTERY OF CHARACTER FEATURING SHANNON MUIR portion of the website! Please note that the column will move to second and fourth Tuesdays beginning May 2018.
This week features Shannon’s thoughts on transition – both in storytelling and in the day and frequency of this column.
Transitions outline a passage of time; they let us know if days, months, or years have passed. Time can definitely affect character and story, as the character’s added experience over time usually affects perspective and viewpoint of the world. However, sometimes the whole point of a story may be a character that never seemed rattled by any changes around him or her no matter how great. Always consider the amount of time a story takes place in when reading or writing it, so that you build reasonable expectations of character progression.
Speaking of “transitions,” this column is going to undergo a bit of one as well. Originally intended to largely be my posts on a weekly basis, with the occasional guest post, due to demand for space it became more about guest posts than featuring myself as the title implies.
So, beginning next week, SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS will expand to Mondays and Wednesdays, providing a space for you to hear interviews and guest posts from authors of all genres. MYSTERY OF CHARACTER FEATURING SHANNON MUIR will now be found the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, with content that is always written by me featuring my thoughts on writing craft with the emphasis on character first and foremost.
Until next time, every second and fourth Tuesday every month!