S43E4 – Characters: The Secret Ingredient

In the process of crafting a story, you may find that you need a character that will turn the tides. Not your main character or maybe not even one of their crew. What you need is a secret ingredient that for one reason or another helps tip the scales.

This can be a character whose ability was thought useless, or a mistreated helper to the villain. The secret ingredient character plays an essential role in the end of the story. Listen to this episode for more about how to create that secret ingredient in a way that helps the story come together.

First aired May 11, 2023.

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1 comment on “S43E4 – Characters: The Secret Ingredient

  1. Mary Van Everbroeck says:

    Very helpful! Thank you!

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