Characters in books, movie, and Television shows that stay with you:

**I use Grammarly’s plagiarism checker because saying my own words is better than saying someone else’s. No one can say my words better then I can.****

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Characters are essential for writing fiction in making a story sing, and to bring a plot to life. Characters can make or break a book, and the best ones stay with a reader long after you put down the book. I have read a lot of books that stayed with me even long after I stopped reading because I connected with them. How should I know about it? Simple I am a reader and I was reading way before I started writing seriously. I devoured books when I was in high school, and even in middle school. Television shows help as well as reading books, and even movies can be essential in learning character development.

 

When I was in the fifth grade I loved The Mummy and The Mummy Returns because it was about ancient Egypt, and I loved the characters of Rick O’Connel who is portrayed by Brendan Fraser since he is an adventurous, gun toting treasure seeker. I loved Evelyn Carnahan  (Rachel Weisz) character since she is a librarian who wanted to go to Hamunaptra to discover a book. I loved the humor in it too, and Rick is a funny guy. I loved the second one since it showed a side of Rick I have never seen.

 

I loved the Halloween Town movies all the way through the third one because Kimberly Brown played Marnie Cromwell who discovers she is a witch, and then they save the townspeople from Kalibar the evil mayor. I love her character and she develops through the movies. I loved Halloweentown High the most because it shows the creatures blending in with the normal world, and it was a pretty good story especially with the added danger of the Knights.

 

I loved Dark Shadows because of the character of Barnabus Collins played by Johnny Depp. Watching it brought tears to my eyes since he got turned into a vampire by an evil witch who wanted him to love her. I loved the romance between Barnabus and Victoria. It was a good movie, and it made me wonder what happened to them.

 

The characters readers connect with will make you wonder what happened to them even after you stopped reading, or watching the movie. It makes readers see them as real people instead of fictional characters because of their flaws, hopes, and dreams. I love movies, and books that make me wonder what happened to them even after I stopped watching and reading.

Warm Bodies is a good example of that, and I loved R (Nicholas Hoult) and Julie(Teresa Palmer). I loved R’s inner dialogue, and the fact that he thinks about more than just eating brains. I loved how Julie is sweet, and that she can take care of herself. I loved the movie, and I do plan on reading the book. I want to know what happens next to R and Julie after they changed the zombies, and killed the Bonies. I loved their romance, and the fact that R does not want to hurt people. He only eats brains to feel human.

 

Characters have quirks and a past that can take a reader on a journey, and makes you think about them even after they stopped telling their story. They are as essential as a plot too. That is what I hope to achieve with my writing too, and craft characters to make people think about them even when they put down the book, and stop watching the movie.

I hope you enjoyed the post.

Until next time,

Wolfdreamer25

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Music, Television, Movies, and Writing Inspiration

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Music has been a part of my life for years, and ever since I got my first Mp3 which was a red RCA device I was hooked. I did love CD’s at one point but after I got an Mp3 player I switched to portable systems instead I think I was in middle school when I got into it then I got a Creative Vision Zen, Ipod and finally comes the Ipad, and Samsung Galaxy S3. Music has been a big part of my life especially when it comes to listening to my favorite bands. I loved Good Charlotte, Evanescence, Blink 182, and many more. I went to my first concert Projekt Revolution which was a fun thing since I got rained on when I first got there, and I was pelted with hail which was not a fun experience since we were standing there letting it past.

Afterward we went in the place where the concert was being held, and it had food carts, and it was full of bands and people who loved music as much as I do. It was amazing seeing my favorite bands live: Armor for Sleep, The Bravey, Chris Cornell, Linkin Park, Hawthorne Heights, Ashes Divide, 10 years, Atreyu, Street Drum Corps, and it was amazing I even bought a Hawthorne Heights hoodie. I loved it, and seeing my bands live was one of the best days of my life.

I even have a playlist for The Second Killer novel:

Cry Little Sister,” by Aiden

Don’t speak.” By Eagles of Death Metal

“Breaking the Habit.” , Numb, New Divide by Linkin Park

“Fall for You.” by Secondhand Serenade

“Kiss From a Rose.” by Seal

Down.” by Blink-182

 Broken.” by Seether feat.Amy Lee

“Bring Me To Life.” by Evanescence

 

These are just some of the song on there, and there are many more like Imagine Dragons song “Demons.”, and mainly rock songs. I love rock music.

One of the things I also use for inspiration is watching movies and television that helps get my creative juices flowing. The movies I use for inspiration are: The Halloween Town series HalloweenTown 1 and 2, Halloween Town High, and Return to Halloween Town since I really love the way the world is set up. Dark Shadows since the whole love story is really sweet. As for television shows True Blood since I love all the story lines, and Sabrina the Teenage witch since I love the story world the writers created. I love watching them to inspire me to write my own story, and when I see something I don’t like when it comes to books I use that to inspire me not to do it.

What inspires you?

Until next time,

Wolfdreamer25