This month we talk about how visual artwork can play a part in character design; making your characters distinctive, especially in a large cast; characterization in flash fiction and other short mediums; how to have powerful and capable characters that are still interesting; and pacing the reveal of your character quirks and backstory. Tune in for the full discussion and please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments.
DeviantArt pieces referenced in the discussion:
Published works that were referenced:
The Emperor’s New Groove by Mark Dindal
Angel by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt
The Pretender by Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle
Batman Begins by Christopher Nolan
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
This discussion was recorded live via a video conference for the DeviantArt group NaNoPlotMo. NaNoPlotMo is a group dedicated to helping writers plan their and develop their stories in preparation for writing events like NaNoWriMo, and every day.