There are four basic personality types we can use in our writing - melancholic (sad), choleric (reactive/volatile), sanguine, (upbeat) and phlegmatic (easygoing). From these basic types we can expand our characters into three-dimensional beings using traits.
Whether no one in the free world realizes it or not, writing is work. It is hard work, carved out not in one sitting but in painfully slow creative sentences until finally ‘The End’ is pecked out at the bottom of a page.
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A short story is like a full course meal: tasting and lingering over the appetizer, hungrily devouring the main course, and then the satisfaction of the dessert.