Tag Archives: characters

Questions 754 – Hidden Characters

Brad asks: Can you use unseen characters to good effect, and if so… how?

Resources Mentioned

Charlie’s Angels (tv show)
The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
The Wizard of Oz, film
A Few Good Men
Alien Triple Pack (1-3)
The Thing (1982)
Who Goes There by John Campbell
Psycho (film)
Psycho, a novel by Robert Bloch
Earthcore by Scott Sigler
Down From Ten by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Talented My Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith
Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming

Feedback: Character Names and Writer Movies

Ed has feedback on naming characters and writer movies.

Resources Mentioned
US SSA’s baby name lookup
Barton Fink
Black Butterfly
Henry and June
Hemingway and Gellhorn

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Questions 685: Choosing Character Names

Charla asks: Do you have any tips for finding the *right* character names.

Resources Mentioned:
Titan AE
Antithesis podcast
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams


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Questions 609: Sides Fleshed Out With Capers

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Robert asks: “I want to learn to flesh out side characters by writing heists/capers. What do I need to know?”
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