Tag Archives: characterization

Questions 541: More on Autism and the Brain

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Joel says: “Some autistic traits, such as high affective empathy, can characterized as more feminine than masculine. What do you mean by masculine brain?”

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Resources Mentioned:
Simon Baron-Cohen: Autism and the male brain
Writing Believable Others

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

Questions 509: Slavery and Characterization

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Robert asks: As a follow up to ep 499 – How would being a slave shape a character’s personality?

Resources mentioned

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The Gulag Archipeligo by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
How the Scots Invented the Modern World
David Hume: The Essential Philosophical Works
Two Treatises of Government, John Locke
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley