Tag Archive: character building

Finding Strong Fictional Characters

Larry B was a friend and co-worker who asked if he could be in my science fiction novel. I already had a Gino Somebody. I forget his last name. My character didn’t have… Continue reading

Mystery of a Novel

There will be spoilers about the TV series Revolution in this blog posting. J.J. Abrams is devious and not to be trusted. He leads you to believe something is true when in fact… Continue reading

The Psychology of Characters

Fiction writers: storytellers, screenplay writers and novelists are the world’s greatest psychologists. They know how to break a character, destroy their self-confidence, and/or turn them evil. They also know how to undo that… Continue reading

What is a Character?

Rick Hoffman plays junior partner Louis Litt at Pearson Hardman Law Firm in New York City, in the TV series Suits. Rick Hoffman does a great job of acting, but Lewis Litt is… Continue reading

Describing Characters

Sometimes when I read fiction, I’m surprised at how vague character description can sometimes be. Example: in one published book an author described a character as colorfully dressed. What does that mean? It… Continue reading

Strong Male Character

I’ve written several posts on strong female fictional characters. This post is on a strong male fictional character, Rumplestiltskin of the TV series Once Upon a Time. This will make more since, if… Continue reading

Perfect Example

This post is a continuation of my last post, Strong Women Fictional Characters. This post is about a woman who is soft and strong, intelligent and a conundrum. Abby Sciuto is a Forensic Specialist… Continue reading

River’s Feet

I’ve written on how an inanimate object can be a character that changes the course of a plot, but such objects can be considerably less intrusive. It might be missed as a character,… Continue reading

Inanimate Characters

Not all characters are living breathing beings. When the writers Jeffrey Lieber and Damon Lindelof first approached J. J. Abrams about a new Television series, Lost,  J. J. Abrams was not interested. A… Continue reading

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