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That is a good list. I shall use it for my writing.


I hope it was somewhat helpful Btw, what type of story are you writing?

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qualeshia3 wrote:
That is a good list. I shall use it for my writing.


I hope it was somewhat helpful Btw, what type of story are you writing?



I HAVE NO IDEA YET!!!!
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qualeshia3 wrote:
I HAVE NO IDEA YET!!!!


Lol, it's okay! I suck at writing stories haha so I know how bad writer's block feels. Drawing inspiration from other works of fiction is usually easiest, I think. Well, good luck!

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adrianc0 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:
I HAVE NO IDEA YET!!!!


Lol, it's okay! I suck at writing stories haha so I know how bad writer's block feels. Drawing inspiration from other works of fiction is usually easiest, I think. Well, good luck!




Thanks.
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Make sure that your character is visibly and clearly different from everyone else in the story. There has to be something unique about him/her that sets him/her apart from the others, and make the audience feel like it is worth experiencing the story through their perspective or if it isn't a main character, at least worthy of seeing or enjoying the character. This helps when you want to make a memorable character.
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I think the 'character' planning does not matter one bit. (Besides from planning how the character looks like in a scene.) If it isn't visual then what the character does during the story--builds up, if it's a good character or not. All the planning is wasted, if the perfect character with perfect flaws plays out as a decoration in the story.

Putting analysis aside. I think the secret magic trick of making a good character might be to love the character yourself. And then describe the reasons why the readers should fall in love with that the character too, through story telling. If you give them too much in one bite, or too little; they won't like the character.

I did my latest Tokyo Ghoul fanfic by trying to figure out how to build a character that makes the reader to build an emotional attachment to it.

Here is an example of what I think is a good character, or more precisely the best I can come up, depending on my own skill. I kind of feel that while we can all see from the outside what is a good character, it is very hard to say what is a good character or what makes a good character. If it was easy, I guess we'd have a ton of good characters.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11739757/1/Tokyo-Ghoul-Cry

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Epicpenguin13 wrote:

Make sure that your character is visibly and clearly different from everyone else in the story. There has to be something unique about him/her that sets him/her apart from the others, and make the audience feel like it is worth experiencing the story through their perspective or if it isn't a main character, at least worthy of seeing or enjoying the character. This helps when you want to make a memorable character.


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I think the 'character' planning does not matter one bit. (Besides from planning how the character looks like in a scene.) If it isn't visual then what the character does during the story--builds up, if it's a good character or not. All the planning is wasted, if the perfect character with perfect flaws plays out as a decoration in the story.

Putting analysis aside. I think the secret magic trick of making a good character might be to love the character yourself. And then describe the reasons why the readers should fall in love with that the character too, through story telling. If you give them too much in one bite, or too little; they won't like the character.

I did my latest Tokyo Ghoul fanfic by trying to figure out how to build a character that makes the reader to build an emotional attachment to it.

Here is an example of what I think is a good character, or more precisely the best I can come up, depending on my own skill. I kind of feel that while we can all see from the outside what is a good character, it is very hard to say what is a good character or what makes a good character. If it was easy, I guess we'd have a ton of good characters.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11739757/1/Tokyo-Ghoul-Cry



Alright then. I'll read it.
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