Category: Character

The Feminist Male Character Your Story Needs

Last weekend, I attended a writing panel at Phoenix Comicon entitled “Trope Talks: Kickass Female Characters.” During this panel, four authors talked about the proverbial “kickass woman” archetype, and whether or not there’s a difference between a kickass female character and…

The Writer’s Sympathy Formula

Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers that span the entirety of season one of Better Call Saul. Season one is now streaming on Netflix. You can also purchase it here to stream on Amazon Instant Video. In all the history…

Writing in Skewed POV

Can  writing in skewed POV add depth to your story? Writing in skewed POV gives a depth to your characters, and also adds layers to your writing. This article will first define skewed POV, go over examples of it in film…

2015 NaNoWriMo Resources: Character

All the NaNoWriMo character development resources you need, all in one place. Finding Out Who Your Characters Are Marcel Proust’s 35 Questions to Ask Your Characters (The Write Practice) The Gotham Writers’ Character Questionnaire (Gotham Writer’s Workshop) Blank Character Sheet…

Character Desires vs. Character Goals

Character Desires versus Character Goals The difference between a character with a desire and a character with a goal is the difference between a passive character and an active (read: more interesting) character. Characters without goals are naturally more passive…

3 Unforgivable Character Sins

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Bad Boy Showdown: Types of Villains

Remember watching Disney movies as a kid, how the good guys were always good, and the bad guys were so easy to hate because they were so undeniably, moustache-twirling-ly evil? Characters fell into two very distinct categories, the good guys…

Camp NaNoWriMo

Edit: Be sure to check out How to Win Camp NaNoWriMo: Set Up For Success for more helpful tips on how to make this year’s camp a success! Do you know what you’re doing for Camp NaNoWriMo this year? I’m anticipating…