Something New: Day 10

Welcome to Day 10 of my challenge to try something new/creative for 30 days.

Today I played with something I’ve been wanting to try since the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Conference in May, when Heather Davis, during one of her workshops, mentioned sharing her PowerPoint presentation via a website called SlideShare.

So, today, almost two months later, I decided to give it a try and uploaded the presentation for one of my most popular workshops, “Interviewing Your Characters.” I’m not sure it’ll have the same “punch” without my verbal stories of what I learned about Sachi, Nobu and Terrence (and even myself) from interviewing my characters, but it’ll give you the method I use and a good list of questions you can start with.

So, here’s the presentation for “Interviewing Your Characters,” now on SlideShare:



blog-smileI’m giving today a “thumbs up,” not so much for the presentation I uploaded, but because if I hadn’t been struggling to think of something new to do for my challenge today, I’m sure I wouldn’t have gotten around to finally giving SlideShare a try.

Let me know what you think!


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3 Responses to Something New: Day 10

  1. Mustang.Koji says:

    Jan, you presented a lot of ideas or thoughts to consider if one decides to “write”. While I am strongly leaning to ATTEMPT to write a story, your slides really gave me a lot to think about. I do have a “skeleton” of the story in my mind, I never gave your “points” any thought… Hmmm…Maybe I should be a Walmart greeter…


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