Tag Archives: Characters

Hair today, gone tomorrow

You know, all this cover business made me think. I was looking around for images to use for my freebie cover, while giving feedback on the cover for Howl. One of my quibbles was "Find me a guy who looks … Continue reading

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Characterization 101 – The Results

Part 3 of my little characterization exercise.
You have locked your victim into a room.
You have grilled them thoroughly.
Now what?
Now… we bring Order to the Chaos

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Characterization 101 – In the Room

Part 2 of my little characterization exercise. We have our victim cornered. Now we lay into them.

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Characterization 101 – The Start

How do you characterize a character, when they aren’t talking? How can you pin them down and find out what you need to know? Here is how I do it.

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Dumb Names

I have a few books on my shelf which I bought because I liked the premise. They are still on my shelf, but mainly to remind me never to buy a batch of books again without having read at least … Continue reading

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Men and Mice

An alpha is no mouse, that’s for sure. When he’s around, you know about it, you sit back and take notice.
But is it so bad to have a hero who is a mouse – err… beta?
Can’t there be some beta heroes?
Do women not like a beta?

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