Lisa asks: How does one base characters on real-life people without pissing them off?
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DD and Kitty and Dan discuss the problem of too-smart characters, and Dan finally busts his slump.
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Travel days do terrible things to word counts–AND we have feedback from Melisa about evil protagonists and who she thinks writes them best.
Arthas: Rise of the Lich King by Christine Goldin
Dawn asks: What do I do if I don’t like my characters?
Katarina asks: Can you recommend any further reading on the advantages and disadvantages of having a high IQ?
The Curse of the High IQ, by Aaron Cleary
When Can Having a High IQ be a Problem? – article in Psychology Today
The Inappropriately Excluded – article in The Polymathic Institute supporting the 30-pt Communication Gap
Myth of the 30 point Communication Gap – article in Discover Magazine debunking the idea
Quora question: Is Having a High IQ a Curse?
Quora question: Are people with high IQs generally happy?
Charla asks: Do you have any tips for finding the *right* character names.
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Erin asks: “How can you telegraph that not everything your POV character/narrator sees is real?”