1. Twinkleflow

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    A twenty year old with depression

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Twinkleflow, Nov 26, 2017.

    I want to make a story of a twenty year old with depression and how he often finds himself in rage at the world and how everyone else seems to have a better life than him.
     
  2. big soft moose

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    Okay, and your question is ?
     
  3. Homer Potvin

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    How about something totally off the wall, like a 20 year old that has their shit together?
     
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    But then all of us hopeless cases would feel bad when reading!
     
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  5. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin Spitting .45 caliber grammar.... Contributor

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    Hmmm... touche.

    ETA: whoops... touche autocorrects to douche... that wouldn't have been cool!
     
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    My first thought was Holden from A Catcher in the Rye.

    Lots of angst, depression, self loathing in there, but also fits of extreme anger. I seem to remembering him fantasizing about violently murdering a pimp.
     
  7. Johncrawfordz

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    Or you can have my type of story where you pulled your shit together and due to the confines of society the main character begins to crawl and drop under the pressure to reach the levels of madness.

    Slow, subtle and let it burn. :D
     
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    As a twenty-six-year-old with depression, who was a twenty-year-old with depression not super long ago, I might be a good resource. Though... it'd help if you asked specific questions. :confused:
     
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    Cool beans. Were you looking for permission?
     
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    What is this doing in setting instead of either plot or character?
     
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    There are limits to how much people can suspend their disbelief.
     
  12. Marty Kirby

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    You will probably need to to a lot of research to make this realistic. If you have no personal experience with the topic, it will be much harder to write.
     
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    I could help with this as I am a therapist but I don't know what you actually want to know?
     
  14. big soft moose

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    I think its fair to say the OP isn't coming back
     
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    You need to figure out why he/she is depredded - is it family/work/relationship end/ death/illness?
    Once you know that then you need to know how MC reacts - anger/isolate themselves/ violence. then how do others react?
    Fred lost his job and come how so angry he hit Brenda. The next day he came home from the bar having drunk away his trouble, Brenda was gone. She'd left him.

    I know that is oversimplified but I think you need a basic plot first, don't worry about it changes as you go.
     
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    Compelling.
     

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