February 2015 Archives

Populating Your Fiction- Basics of Writing Characters


So you're writing a story-- Whether it's for a short story or --especially-- for a script movie or game script, you're pretty much going to want to have a couple of characters to do something in it. There is a huge variety of functions characters can serve, and even what they can be. There are so many possibilities and no set way, no hard-and-fast rules, to go about it that starting looks daunting. Characters, like people, have a lot of facets, so creating a good character is a process that takes a lot of trial to find which elements work and which don't. Here are a few tips to get you started: