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#DIYMFA Homework Assignment #2: TADA! Character Compass - The Sweet Escape
Today’s lesson at DIY MFA focuses on showing, not telling, and using the TADA (Though Action Dialog Appearance) Character Compass. In the (very teeny) diagram to the left, the outside of the compass represents the maximum amount of that attribute. The closer to the center, the less that attribute was used. In the example from today’s lesson, the compass represents an excerpt that is heavy on dialog and action, and moderate on thought and appearance– so we’re saying how we feel about things and not talking about what our characters are feeling or how others are reacting to what our characters say or who they are. Our homework assignment was …