The Inner Life of Characters

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The Inner Life of Characters

Postby CageSage » Mon, 04 Nov 2019 9:54 am


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Re: The Inner Life of Characters

Postby Rath Darkblade » Mon, 04 Nov 2019 4:01 pm

Hmm, this sounds similar to the outlines that I already work with. They include a list of characters (the major ones) and their back-stories, their goals, likes and dislikes, etc.
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Re: The Inner Life of Characters

Postby CageSage » Mon, 04 Nov 2019 7:11 pm

It's not the best example, but it was there, and a reminder about why characters are the main effort of a story is never a bad thing. It's always about the characters - isn't that why we remember stories, and what we remember when talking about stories? the who and the why of the who. The way we relate to their story.
I also find the most interesting parts of some stories are the sub-stories, so if they're not 'deep' enough in terms of character realism it's a waste. The first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them (in New York) had a great sub-story - ruined in the second one, though. Sad).


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