- Comparison of American and British English
- American and British English spelling differences
- List of spelling variants (British vs. American)
- List of words having different meanings in British and American English: A–L
- List of words having different meanings in British and American English: M-Z
- List of British words not widely used in the United States
- List of American words not widely used in the United Kingdom
This is a comprehensive post I’ve collected on firsthand accounts of London from those who have resided or visited for an extended period of time. I’ve got as much feedback as I could. If anything is inaccurate I apologize ahead of time. For those who are from the UK/London, England, feel free to chip in by re-blogging this post. The more information the better.
This guide is intended for writing and role-play purposes.
So, you have an idea for a character. Before you know it, your ideas start to snowball and you’re left with all a lot of information. How do you turn this information to create a well-rounded and multifaceted character? While different writers might have different processes, here’s what I do.
What will you get from this post?
- A better understanding of your character
- A clear starting point for your character and can think of ways to develop them.
- A better understanding on the relationships and dynamics of your characters.
- You can take the information about another character and repeat the same process until you see the bigger picture of your story
Note: This can work for plots that have little and many characters. Plots with few characters can still use this to help think of the character’s relationships with NPCs (especially 1x1 plots). Plots with many characters (over 30, for example but it’s really just a ballpark number) can benefit from seeing the relationships of all of the characters in one place by creating a diagram as suggested at the bottom on the post.
I’ve posted quite a few articles about characters, their goals and motivations. And we’ve looked at antagonists and protagonists, seen how they relate to one another and to plot. But I’d like to prime the idea pump with some questions geared toward making you think about your characters in ways you haven’t before.
You’ve probably read lists that help with character development, lists that catalog personality traits and careers and physical characteristics. I want to add to your options by simply asking questions, questions that should help uncover your characters’ hidden history and qualities.
This list goes less to the outer characteristics of a character and instead looks at him on the inside. So you won’t find questions about what he wears or where he shops or about the length of his hair. But you will find questions that’ll help you understand why he responds (or should respond) as he does.
Use the questions—and your answers—as a base for creating story situations and other characters that bring out the more colorful or emotional sides of your main characters.
If you want one character to get under the skin of another, to push his buttons again and again until that second character simply must explode in reaction, then you have to know that character even better than the first character does. You have to design the elements that set a character up to have his buttons pushed. You have to develop and use triggers that will make characters react to stimuli specifically designed to do just that.
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