Posts Tagged ‘inner conflict’

Characters: Stereotype or Stellar?

I think we need a new definition of the stereotyped character. The old one: round vs. flat just isn’t working anymore. It’s not about shape, it’s about depth. I don’t care what their favorite book is, or even what they’re scared of (snakes vs. rats, for example.) We give characters quirky properties and call it good enough when it’s not.

I keep learning about characterization. Every time I think I’ve got it down, I realize I’m slipping into stereotypes. But below, please find my new (improved!) insight. It is not only an effective way to draw a memorable character, it is much easier than painting a labored picture of them. Read More…