Tag Archives: characterization

Too Many D*cks on the Dance Floor: Doing More with Less

In my own writing, I don’t usually work with a large cast of characters. I like simple stories that are more or less stripped down to their bare essentials. Whenever I write a scene that has more than two characters, I tend to get worried about whether or not everyone is getting equal billing. Has […]

Jack Shephard vs the plot monster

As I mentioned in a previous post (“Lying on the couch: A conversation with myself“), I usually talk to my main characters quite a bit before beginning the writing process. It’s not easy for me to put aside character building in favor of story building. The main character has always been my stepping off point […]