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    Charater Clinics:

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Yandos, Feb 15, 2011.

    I am currently working on a sci-fi fantasy in which one of my charaters comes across as a plot prop.

    I'm looking for a way to flesh him out a bit. I looked on another forum and they have this charater clinic in which you post the details of your character: i.e. name, descripion, history, and temprament. Then other members start asking questions and having conversations with your character, so that you can reply in their voice and get a better feel for them.

    Is there anyway you can setup a sub-category in character development?
     
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    Well, we do have the Character Development thing. Just put him there and explain what the problem is and we'll see what we can do.

    There is also a topic in "Word Games" called What woul your MC do? where you respond to the previous poster's question in the voice of your MC, then ask your question.
     
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    That kind of interactive exercise belongs in Word Games.

    Contrary to widespread belief, Word Games do not have to be friviolous ways to dispel boredom. This is a writing site - "games" can actually be creative ways to stretch your skills.
     
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    I've had a look and it seems the members are quite active with it.

    It might be a good idea though to keep one charater per thead, especially if the 'owner' of the charater is awol overnight and get them to title there thread with "CC: Charater name & role" i.e. Fighter, lover, detective or military rank, so if anyone looks through them they can look for the type of inspiration they need.

    I've had a look at the forum where I found this idea and copied the rules and 'how-to guide' they used. Maybe you can make a sticky for the others.

     
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    I agree this is a really cool idea, but only a mod could create something like what you're talking about. I can start a thread, but I can't organize a multi-thread system. :)
     

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