Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wish I knew Wednesday

I've found a super cool writers tool. Hey I rhymed.  (^_^)

The Character Building Workshop is free.

Here's the link, http://writeronline.com/

And if you need to know your characters a little more then this is the place you need to visit. It will help you to see your characters in a new light. There are all sorts of character tests to play around with. I learned some things about my main characters. It forced me to think about them in ways I had not before. The workshop defines the character poles. I hope you take a visit and take a character test. The only thing I noticed that I didn't like was this, I could see my score after taking the first test, but then I took another test and was able to then discover things about Anna from test one. So I recommend you take at least two tests if not all three. It takes only minutes and you never know what you might discover. (^_^) Plus there are lots of other things too.  Like the character poles defined and the character archetypes. It's fun!

We have been at the hospital this week and the computer acted really strange. If you don't hear from me you'll know why. I'll try to get to the coffee shop. I love that place. *grin*

35 comments:

  1. Sounds like a cool tool! I'll have to check that out. Thanks for sharing, Robyn! Sorry about the hospital. I hope everybody is doing okay.

    Blessings,
    Katie

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  2. Thanks Katie! Christopher had to go. He had laser surgery. And he's been having problems associated with his rare syndrome. Thank you for asking. =) Blessings to you too.

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  3. Very interesting. This is a Jungian approach to knowing/understanding ones character. This is right up my alley. Thanks.

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  4. Hey Bish! Yes it is. I had a lot of fun with it. You are welcome. =)

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  5. Oh boy. I always get to know my characters as I write. I try to think about them ahead of time, but doing these types of tests always turns my brain to mush. LOL

    I hope the surgery went well and that he reaches a place of stability with this thing. You are amazing in how you're holding together. Praying for you and your family. :-)

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  6. Good morning, my friend, and thanks for the great link. Now, quit reading my mind. You darn well know I did a post about characters on Monday. I see how you are . . . sneaky, very, very sneaky!!!

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  7. Hello, Robyn,
    Although I've been following you for awhile, this is the first time I've had a chance to stop and read a lot of the information on your blog.

    I read about Kate and her family and pray that she will overcome the problems she's having. I also read about your family and pray, also, that Christopher will have the help he needs.

    I do enjoy your blog and look forward to future visits. I will rejoice with you, each time you are published. Thank you so much for the links for contests and for the
    Character Building Workshop
    .

    Praying for your family.

    Yaya
    Yaya's Changing World

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  8. really? games to play? that sounds so good. You are the queen of great links!

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  9. Jessica, I use to be that way, but I find doing this test was fun and really showed me a couple of things I didn't know.

    The surgery went well. I am so very thankful that you are praying. Please keep it up Jessica. I covet all prayers for Christopher. =)

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  10. Scott, I haven't had a chance to get by because I have had hospital stuff and computer stuff going on. Had I come though I would have stolen your idea anyway. Ahahahaaha I am sneaky, I have to agree.

    Oh and guess who hasn't had email since last Friday. Can you guess??

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  11. Thanks for the link! Will be praying for you all.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  12. Yaya, thank you so much for your lovely comments. I absolutely need your prayers for my sweet Christopher. And on Friday I am going to post about little Kate. Thank you for reading about Kate and for praying. Prayer can change anything. =)

    Thank you for praying for my family. I truly am grateful for my blogging pals and their prayers. ;)

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  13. Tess, this is really fun. I love playing around with it, because using this site God has given me an idea for a totally NEW idea for another book on Anna and Claire and I am thoroughly excited about it. =)

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  14. Karen, you know how much I depend on your prayers. They get us through. :)

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  15. You always share such wonderful writing resources! Thanks Robyn, and for your prayers with my dad is doing wonderfully!

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  16. Tamika, I am so thankful to hear about your dad. I will continue to pray. And your prayers for my Christopher are so appreciated. =)

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  17. Wow, Robyn - more awesome info and linkage! You are so helpful. Thank you! :)

    Also, I want you to know that I have been praying for your precious Christopher (one of my fav. names, btw) and I read about Kate and am now praying for her as well. It breaks my heart when children suffer. You, too, are in my prayers, sweet friend. :)

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  18. I'm very happy to hear that Christopher's surgery was a success! I hope he's feeling better--tell him I said hi and that I think of him a lot.

    I haven't tried any of those character tools in quite awhile. Maybe I should get back to it.

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  19. Oh, very cool!! I think I missed why you'd be in hospital, but wishing you the best and hope all goes well. Is this for your son? Thinking of all of you.

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  20. Shannon, You are welcome. And thanks so much for reading about little Kate. She is really having a tough time. And for praying about my sweetheart. I need and desire your prayers for him and myself. Thank you, thank you my most awesome friend. =)

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  21. Davin, I will! He thinks of you too. And talks about you often. He feels like he knows you. =) And I am so very thankful this one was a success. Six weeks we go back for another one. I feel like Chapel Hill is my second home. =)

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  22. Carolina, yes. It is because of my son. He was born with a rare brain disorder. SO hospital trips have been the norm.Thank you so much for your best wishes. =)

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  23. Yes, thank you! I need this tool!!!

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  24. No email? You?? Surely not!!! Again??? I think you need a new internet service provider!! Hope things are going as well as they can go, and you know I'm thinking about you!

    S

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  25. T.Anne, you are welcome girly. How are you? =)

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  26. Scott, It's not my ISP. It is the website hosting company. UGH! I'm stuck with them right now. I will be giving them another NASTY phone call this afternoon. I mean NASTY. Well, not really nasty. In my mind it will be nasty. =) I am thoroughly DISGUSTED with them though.

    I know you are thinking about us. Thanks friend. I'll be over in a bit. =)

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  27. Amazing character tool. I am not writing a book. My writing is confined to blogging and sharing ideas and thoughts. Reading writing blogs may provide different ways to share thoughts and ideas. I've always loved words...the origins...how to turn them to best convey a thought. Reading is an ongoing passion. Mysteries, history and bigraphies. Writing is a mystery...I love a good mystery, and besides, it is great fun. :o)

    Still praying for Chris and your family...and Kate.

    Enjoy the coffee shop..sip..sip..and blogging..it works.

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  28. The Wild Magnolia, It is amazing. I love it. Maybe someday you will write a book? You never know, right? Writing is great fun. And a mystery too. Thank you for your prayers. For us and Kate. Kate's mama will be so pleased. I am doing a post about it on Friday.

    The coffee is good. And the blogging helps me keep my sanity at times, that's for sure. =)

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  29. Outstanding link! What fun. I've learned a lot about someone I'm just getting to "know."

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  30. Liza, it is awesome, isn't it? I learned some things too. I will go back again and again. =)

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  31. What a great tool! Glad to hear that Christopher's surgery went well!

    I am actually a bit jealous of the cool coffee bar but NOT the computer troubles. That is awful.

    Patti

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  32. This is awesome. Thanks for sharing it with us. I'm going to use it on my current WiP, and I'm definitely using it on my new project to follow (which I have already roughly outlined). Too cool.

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