I just found this fantastic masterpost on all kinds of aspects of building three-dimensional characters: So You Want To Make An OC? It covers basically everything- character development, diversity, interactions between characters, names and backgrounds, various aspects of making sure your reader won't hate the characters they're supposed to root for, etc. etc. ad infinitum.
(Sidenote: I didn't see a character-themed thread already, so I just made one. If it belongs nested in another thread, feel free to delete and repost it there.)
So I just read Virginia Woolf's essay "Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown" for school today, and although slightly confusing, it is a great, interesting, funny, quirky, deep and explanatory piece about characters in stories. Never ever let Mrs. Brown become neglected! The link is to a pdf version of the piece about 24 pages long.
Siana Blackwood: looking at my wip list with the usual feeling of "I don't even know what happens in these, so how am I supposed to write a summary?"
Apr 4, 2023 7:48:18 GMT
Jᴀy V. Aꜱᴛᴇʀ 💀🐍: You don't have to. I just did mine because I happened to have bullet points I already did. Don't worry about structure or formality, it's just us
Apr 4, 2023 16:48:01 GMT
Jᴀy V. Aꜱᴛᴇʀ 💀🐍: Maybe a list of WIPs but instead of a summary it's one fun fact or one thing you really love about it? Or skip the list and post what you're listening to. Half the point of this place isn't to be strict but to just have fun and interact.
Apr 4, 2023 16:49:28 GMT