Anthony Ehlers

The Big 5 Personality Traits

Building The Psychology Of Your Characters Is your character over confident or narcissistic?  Are they stubborn or neurotic? Are they open to adventure or closed off to new experiences? Who are they at the core? If you’re not sure, you could use the Big Five…

One Of A Kind – Embracing Your Uniqueness As A Writer

I’m always surprised, and delighted, at the way delegates interpret writing exercises during class on Writers Write. No two are ever the same. Some are dramatic or clever, others quirky or funny. I love hearing them read aloud. I love seeing the reaction of the…

10 Reasons Why You’re NOT A Writer …

You’re not a writer because you put pretty words on a page. You’re a writer because you create stories people will never forget. You’re not a writer because you have superpowers. You’re a writer because you work super hard at the craft of storytelling. You’re…

The 13 Secrets To Great Characters

In a recent article, psychologists claim that the average person has 13 secrets at any given time – five of which they’ve never shared with anyone. It’s an intriguing premise – and it got me thinking. What are the secrets I’ve never shared? Well, I don’t…

5 Things Writers Can Learn From People Watching

Last night, after watching a movie, my friend I went for a coffee and a quick catch up. As we chatted, my eye darted around the coffee shop. I realised how much I missed people watching. It’s a bit of a guilty secret. We’re all…

The Love Child – Mashing Up Wild Plot Ideas

We’ve been exploring plot ideas this month. I think that putting a magnifying glass on plot is always a good idea. Characters are vital in a story, but plot is what holds it all together. It allows the characters to come to life – with…
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