Thursday, 22 August 2013

You Know You're An Author When... & A Writing Exercise

You *finally* make yourself a signature... but you have so much fun making the signature that you want to make signatures for all your characters, too!


Theirs... (instead of "His" and "Hers" it's "Mine" and "Theirs"...)



A Writing Exercise
Study the three signatures above and attempt to describe (or guess) a character's personality from studying his signature. You could take a moment to form your ideas in your mind, before writing them out on paper (or even better, write them out in a blog comment! *hint-hint*). 

All righty, have you finished your descriptions? My answers are below. Highlight the following three paragraphs with your mouse to see the answers. 

To me, the top signature (not mine), "Terence C.", makes me think of someone who is somewhat orderly and rule-oriented, although he can be playful at time, judging by the "star" at the end of his initial. 

Jaydrian does not seem to place much labor upon making his signature perfect, which might indicate that penmanship, and perhaps the arts, are not important to him. On the other hand, it could also imply that he writes so much that he doesn't have time to worry about the neatness of his handwriting. ;)

Haydrian has been raised and educated well. He has learned penmanship, probably from a young age, and has perfected his craft. His signature is fancy and carefully written, but probably more out of habit than out of genuine desire. 

Anyway, those are my thoughts on the three signatures. Since the guys are my characters I admit I have a bit of an advantage. :p But feel free to do this writing exercise on your blog, with your own characters, too! :) Please comment and let me know so I can come visit and make guesses about your characters. ;) 

As an FYI, the signature maker I used was MyLiveSignature.

Looking forward to reading your thoughts!

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