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Author Topic: How do I know if I'm Giving my characters diversity  (Read 350 times)

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Offline Palmetto730

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How do I know if I'm Giving my characters diversity
« on: June 21, 2014, 11:47:40 AM »
I've been a little confused about what a reviewer said about fleshing out The characters to a another person's story. i would like to know what that means, if it's okay

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Re: How do I know if I'm Giving my characters diversity
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 01:27:57 PM »
You would have to ask the reviewer themselves what they meant, but I think it means make your characters stand out and not be too similar. A simple way of doing this is checking how they talk, if you remove the narrative descriptions of 'he said' or 'she says' are you able to tell who is speaking just by seeing the words they say?  What about the characters themselves, how many have different ideologies against eachother? How many are following the same goals?

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Re: How do I know if I'm Giving my characters diversity
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 01:09:02 AM »
A lot of character diversity comes from their personas if you will, and their archetypal roles. Did you write a hero who has five lancers around but no one else? well then you have a problem. Characters should each fill a different role in the story. Not to say that it's not bad to have a couple of doubles (this will happen when you have lots of characters), but make sure that it's not happening to often.


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