In the past, I’ve written about marrying plot and characters, and how to improve you characters. I haven’t really written in-depth about the importance of characters versus plot. Let’s remedy that.
Today, some tips for writing, after all those rants about TV shows and politics recently.
I’ve been doing a lot with characterization this past period, so let me share some of what I learned. Here are five tips for creating better characters.
I’ve been playing D&D for a long time, both as a player and as a Dungeon Master. I’ve found that creating a character that works well is harder than you might think. The game aids you with its rules, but most of the work is still up to you. Creating a good character makes the game more enjoyable for you, the other players, and the dungeon master. So, five tips for that.
After watching the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery, I realized a I was missing a smell of bad writing: the Character Overdrive. Let’s have a look.
I was recently confronted with a nagging feeling that one of my stories wasn’t working. I couldn’t figure out why. Then I realized I had a Plot-Character Mismatch.