S38E3 – How Do I Write a Scene With Several Active Characters?

It’s becoming more and more common to have a large cast of main characters, especially in the fantasy and sci-fi genres. Having a dozen or more named, active characters in a single scene, though, is complicated. It takes a lot of work to make sure it’s balance, easy to follow, and still serves a purpose.

In this episode, our hosts break down some of the best ways to have a large cast for scenes while avoiding confusion. We talk about how to sort them, how to track them, and how to make sure they all have a purpose.

First aired December 8, 2022.

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I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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