To call a character ‘sympathetic’ is one of those descriptors that’s very nearly lost its meaning as people use it as a substitute for ‘likeable’ or ‘realistic’. It is not, however, a dead letter, and it represents an admirable, indeed very nearly mandatory goal for the writer. A character that’s sympathetic is one that we … More Sympathetic Characters.
Choosing a weapon for your character can be as easy or as hard as you make it. You can just pick whatever random thing comes to mind, if you like, and the story very may well flow in perfect equanimity. It remains, however, a missed opportunity, if you don’t take the time to choose a … More Choosing A Weapon For Your Character.