The death of a character is an emotional roller coaster for most. Some people will say it adds spice and excitement to a story however it can also do the opposite. Depending on the character, it can be intensely depressing or it can bring about a somber peace. With the exception of stories involving resurrection, … Continue reading Why Character Deaths aren’t necessarily a good thing.
While reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaimen, I couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow at the adventures of Thor, Loki and Odin. We live in a time where characters are expected to be deep and often complicated with various emotions. My first criticism of any story I read is whether or not the characters are … Continue reading Character Design : How do you write a deity?
Have you ever seen the development of a character that was so well done you can't help but think "My god that was beautiful"? I honestly felt that after watching the "Honor and Glory" Overwatch movie from Blizzard. It actually made my eyes well up. If you haven't seen it yet I highly recommend watching … Continue reading The Impact of a Well Designed Character
A sketch and then inked character design for a character in the series I am writing. Character design can be used for many things, but most importantly to tell the observer about the character. Take this lovely young lady for example. Observing this picture, you can tell some of her traits: - The rather modest … Continue reading Opinions and Advice from an Amateur Artist of 9 years
Possibly one of the most terrifying prospects that a new writer could face, the judgement of others on one's own story. Friends and family are one thing, but sharing your hopefully promising story with the public can be a challenge to many who feel that their novel, while full of potential, may not be appreciated … Continue reading Sharing Your Novel With The World
Character Development is a challenge every author faces when writing a meaningful story. The above is a picture of one of my characters of the story I’m currently working on. I find that drawing my characters helps me to see them better and help them grow. It took quite a long time for me to … Continue reading Writing Tips #2, Developing Characters for your Story
Possible one of the most painful yet rewarding experiences I've had, writing a novel has really helped with my own sanity. For the past couple years it has taught me some lessons in how to write a story that is entertaining to read (depending on your audience of course). Normally credentials are necessary to prove … Continue reading Writing Tips #1, Tips on Writing a Novel from an Aspiring Author