Tag Archives: characterization

Feedback Episode: Construction, Conflict, and Myth

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Today, we have feedback (and recommendations!) on recent episodes from listeners Chris and Vega.

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Resources Mentioned

The Morphology of the Folktale

Special Episode: Street Urchins and Other Archetypes, with Gail Carriger

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Today we have a special guest, Gail Carriger, to discuss the street urchin archetype and archetypes through history.

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Crudrat
Oliver Twist
Hadrian’s Flight

Questions 377: Character Description and Artistic Integrity

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Zoe asks: “What factors should I keep in mind when describing characters – especially fantasy or sci-fi characters – by their race or species?”

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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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Questions 337: Where Did I Put My Antagonist?

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Robert asks: “What are good ways to introduce the antagonist when restricted to the protagonist’s POV??”

The Maltese Falcon
The Big Sleep
Lord of the Rings
He Ain’t Heavy
Blood And Weeds