Tuesday, November 21, 2023

3T Writing Tidbit

We're delving into another of the three elements of story: character. (The three elements being character, setting, and plot 😄) I'm not going to go in any special order with these. 

There are a ton of ways to develop characters. Here's one that builds on July's introduction of archetypes.

Start with a character archetype.
Add specific characteristics.
Build a backstory.
Give them quirks, faults, flaws, characteristic(s) in contradiction with the archetype.
And then the pièce de résistance: GMC, or goal, motivation, and conflict. More about that next month!

Published since 2009, over the years I've accumulated various items of writing wisdom. The Third Tuesday Writing Tidbit showcases these items in no particular order. Click here to see all 3T Tidbits.

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