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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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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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Questions 330: Writing Depressed Characters

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Scott asks: How do you write characters who *really* don’t want to leave the house?

Resources Mentioned:
Chronicles of Thomas Covenant The Unbeliever
The Hobbit
Captain’s Holiday

Questions 298: Emotions in Fiction

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Nicole asks:
“How do you write emotions  in your fiction that are different from what you experience?”

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Resources Mentioned:
Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Article: “Empathy Depends on a Cool Head As Much As A Warm Heart”
Dick Tracy, the 1990 film
I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me by Jerold J. Kreisman

Questions 293: Mental Health in Fiction

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Nicole asks:
“Does accurate portrayal of mental illness makes an interesting story?”

Resources:
The Life of David Gale
House, MD
Sherlock 

Stephen King’s Misery (the film)
Misery by Stephen King

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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