I hold to the belief that most entertaining fiction, whether found as television, cinema, stage plays, comic books, video games or print media, is highly predicated by two main requirements. The first of these is competent worldbuilding. A story’s settings must be realistic within the fictional milieu. The back story, the reasons why the story […]Read more "Firefly: Cast Personae (how to create character-driven science fiction)"
For me it’s all about character. Give me characters I love, loathe, or otherwise identify with and I’ll read about whatever they decide to do. Long after I’ve forgotten individual storylines, I’ll remember certain characters. If they’re memorable, that is. Stu Redman and Frannie Goldsmith. Bigwig and Fiver. Frodo and Sam. Richie and Fonzie. […]Read more "A Matter of Character (Fiction Writing Techniques)"