Are you a writer looking for some interesting personality traits and quirks to freshen up your characters? Or maybe you’re a logophile, someone who loves words, and wants to collect more of them. Either way, you’ve come to the right place.
Welcome to Personality Quirks A to Z. “Romance Righter” is a blog addressing relationship issues, including romance, especially in terms of and with applications for writing novels. Therefore it is the perfect site to talk about personality quirks.
Most days this month (my masters give four Sundays off; I’ll post on Sunday the 30th) you will find a new-to-you—I hope—word that describes a personality quirk or trait, even some personality disorders, that I will define and then give examples for how to create a character displaying those traits.
To avoid the awkwardness surrounding manipulating pronouns, I am using gender neutral pronouns I wrote an article about in Elementary English (a publication of National Council of Teachers of English) decades ago. Heesh for he or she; shis for his or her; shim for him or her, and shimself for himself or herself.
The letters highlight a problem I have always had with this challenge. There are more words to choose from than I can reasonably do! This year I intend to stick with just one word and resist the part of me that wants to give you more as I have in past years. So I will fight decidophobia, the fear of making decisions, that plagues Librans like me. One word a day. I promise (myself)!
Plan to come back often, and let me know in the comments below how I can find your site and read your musings this month.
Here’s where to find out more about the April A to Z BlogChallenge.