Recent posts tagged characters


2020


Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 6: The Supporting Cast

A discussion of the supporting cast in my new novel, and the roles they play.

Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 5: The Characters

An introduction to the roster of characters for my new novel, starting with the main characters.

2018


Plug And Play Character Set

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

A discussion of the supporting cast in my new novel, and the roles they play.

Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 5: The Characters

An introduction to the roster of characters for my new novel, starting with the leads.

The Driver's Seat

On the problems of a passive protagonist.

The Characters Who Don't Do Anything

Don't write stories about "people waiting for their lives to begin."

2017


What E Say? Dept.

On my first attempt at writing a character of nonbinary gender.

2016


The Duke, The Prince, And Me Dept.

How David Bowie and Prince jointly inspired a character of mine.

Good Guys Wear Black Dept.

Good guy, bad guy, or interesting guy?

2014


It Ain't Me Dept.

Are you your characters? And should you apologize for them?

2013


You Say Political, I Say Personal Dept.

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.

SF&F's problems with character development are cyclical; we teach ourselves bad habits.

2012


No Humans Allowed, Pt. 2 Dept.

SF's big weakness: worlds without much in the way of people.


See other characters posts for 2012

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