Category Archives: Deep Character

Questions 510: Character Voice and Grammar

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Vega says: I’m enjoying the Deep Characterization series and am interested in how characterization might influence or be shown in grammar, word choice, and sentence structure.  Is this what you mean by “character voice?”

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Resources Mentioned
Down From Ten by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Resurrection Junket by J. Daniel Sawyer
Suave Rob’s Double-X Derring-Do by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Gap Cycle by Stephen R. Donaldson
Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
Patriot Games by Tom Clancy
Misery by Stephen King

Deep Character #8: Locus of Control

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Today, I continue our series on deep characterization, discussing internal & external Locus of Control.

Resources Mentioned
Shakespeare, The Works of
Babylon 5
The Gulag Archipeligo by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn

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Deep Characterization #6: Age (pt 2)

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Today, I continue our series on deep characterization with the second half of the exploration of how a character’s age and biological development effects the way that character interacts with their society and the world.

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Questions 419: On Fetishes

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J.R. asks, “The episode on age with regards to adolescent sexuality got me wondering: how do fetishes develop?”

Note: This episode contains unusually frank discussions about sex and sexual behaviors.

Deep Characterization #6: Age (pt 1)

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Today, I continue our series on deep characterization by exploring how a character’s age and biological development effects the way that character interacts with their society and the world.

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Deep Character #5: Biological Sex

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Today, I continue our series on deep characterization by exploring the ways in which a character’s biological sex inflects that character’s other traits and characteristics.

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Deep Characterization 4: Authority Styles

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Today, I continue our series on deep characterization by exploring how a character’s relationship to hierarchy effects the way that character expresses, develops, and interacts with characters with other orientations.

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