Category Archives: Deep Character

Deep Characterization #7: 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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Questions 270: Getting Characters to Speak to You

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Dan Dan the Art Man asks:
“How can you create characters that feel so real to you that your characters tell you where the story should go?”

Resources mentioned:
Writing the Blockbuster Novel by Albert Zuckerman
Writing to Sell by Scott Merideth

Deep Characterization 3: Relational Style

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In the third episode in our miniseries about how to think about character and characterization, we discuss the ways that a character’s relational style impacts the structure of their lives and is shown in how they respond to the world around them.

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