Posts Tagged ‘character motivation’

Character hotseating

June 17th, 2010 No comments

I want to talk for a bit about developing well developed characters. I’ve mentioned back-story before, but not in this context. I’m of the opinion that the most important part of a character is their history. It informs their reactions to current events, and in contemporary story-telling, sometimes a character’s reactions are all you’ve got to describe the character. Read more…

Give your story momentum

June 11th, 2009 No comments

I recently got a bit stuck and fed up with a story I was writing (which was particularly annoying as I hadn’t got very far). For some reason I got stuck moving the story forward. The problem, I suddenly realised,  was that I had this great situation that I wanted to explore, but nothing for my characters to do. Read more…