In last week's discussion, Ironspider, Rik Tornello and myself considered the question of names - of places and characters, in SFF stories. So this week, I thought it would be interesting to go beyond the name and look into character.
What features do you make for a fully-rounded and believable character? Conversely, what makes some characters appear superficial and 2-dimensional in other stories? Can you think of any well-known examples of strongly drawn, characters? Be sure to let us know below.
[Typo:] What features do you *think* make for a fully-rounded and believable character?
more calories in than out?
Sometimes there are limits on how well a character is developed because of the genre itself. For instance - it is very difficult to come to care for a character in 1000 words or less. It is possible, but I've only come to care about characters in flash fiction a handful of times if that.
Lack of depth of course would be John Carter, hero of Mars. I'll need to think about who epitomizes depth of character.
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