The Team

More than any other quality, contrast defines characters. By contrasting two characters, the strongest character dynamics are achieved. Almost any relational story that comes to mind, whether a romance, a partnership, or a friendship, probably contains contrasting characters. Keep the association between characters tight. Ensure they need each other for things to work. Change the [...]

The Helter Skelter

This is your characters’ story and if they are well-conceived, they will be consistent and in their own way, predictable. Trust them to act and react according to their own values and beliefs. The best characters have a sense of humour. Let them have fun at your expense. Forget your carefully planned outline and hold [...]