S10E1 – Statistics of a Character

Characters are the base of any story. Without well-developed characters, the plot will always fall flat. This series is dedicated to creating realistic, believable, and deep characters. It means getting to know them on a personal level. It takes developing more than their powers or strengths, but their flaws. It’s not easy but it is possible, even for those pantsers.

Creating a character often starts with their basic stats, but goes way further. It also means considering all the characters, making sure there is diversity, not only in personality but in traits such as race and sexual orientation. Authors should also take caution about how they present all of this information. It should never feel like a police suspect description. Ley and Leigh break down the important parts of a character description and how to include it in a story.

First aired May 4, 2020.

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