Tag Archives: Characterization

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (a movie review)

Mr. Peabody & Sherman was probably one of those properties that was least requiring any kind of full-length movie adaptation.  The original Peabody’s Improbably Histories (featured on The Bullwinkle Show) was, intentionally, a slight confection.  Fractured Fairy Tales versions of history.  Classics, for certain, but it’s difficult to imagine anyone building them into something else.  […]
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Twists

Twists are often the enemy of good writing.  The goal of a story shouldn’t be to surprise you.  It shouldn’t be its default goal anyway. This is a topic I keep coming back to because, of all the complaints I’ll hear about a story, the one I find most frustrating is that it is predictable.  […]
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External Characterization

I’ve been pretty busy on the blogging this week.  Guess it’s because I have so much on my mind with both the release of Helen and Troy’s Epic Road Quest and Pacific Rim, a movie I really, really liked. Speaking of which: This is a preview of External Characterization. Read the full post (990 words, […]
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Mailbag: Male Subversion

Another mailbag moment, Action Force: I finished your book A Nameless Witch yesterday, and while reading and afterwords as I thought about it, I found I loved your characterization of the nameless witch.   There are so many authors that fail so miserably when making a character of the opposite sex seem real and complex that […]
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