Archive of all blog posts tagged 'characters'


Plug And Play Character Set (2018/12/29 05:00)
On fixing a casting issue in the new novel, by way of a previously unused character.

Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 6: The Supporting Cast (2018/09/03 05:00)
A discussion of the supporting cast in my new novel, and the roles they play.

Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 5: The Characters (2018/08/24 08:00)
An introduction to the roster of characters for my new novel, starting with the leads.

The Driver's Seat (2018/04/05 05:00)
On the problems of a passive protagonist.

The Characters Who Don't Do Anything (2018/02/21 05:00)
Don't write stories about "people waiting for their lives to begin."


What E Say? Dept. (2017/05/29 08:00)
On my first attempt at writing a character of nonbinary gender.


The Duke, The Prince, And Me Dept. (2016/04/24 10:00)
How David Bowie and Prince jointly inspired a character of mine.

Good Guys Wear Black Dept. (2016/03/19 10:30)
Good guy, bad guy, or interesting guy?


It Ain't Me Dept. (2014/09/27 07:00)
Are you your characters? And should you apologize for them?


You Say Political, I Say Personal Dept. (2013/11/21 10:00)
A political struggle by itself wouldn't be the meat of a good story; it has to be something personal inside the political.

A Defect Of Character Dept. (2013/05/14 10:00)
SF&F's problems with character development are cyclical; we teach ourselves bad habits.


No Humans Allowed, Pt. 2 Dept. (2012/06/08 10:00)
SF's big weakness: worlds without much in the way of people.

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