Well, this has been a bit of a debate with me and a few of my friends; which is a better tool for characterization? One of my friends seems to beleieve that since actions can speak louder than words that actions are better for devolping a character in a story(novel, something of length-short storys are a little different). He is also of the opinion that words are over used in books and that for a person to get a true grasp of a character they need actions to support their words. I think that words are better because they're used more often-the way most people I know write at least. A fact can be subtly, I just know I spelt that wrong, thrown into the story several tiems over. I also think that actions are ued most effectivly in dramatic situations, they will add a lot to the character but can only be used once and a while-for dramatic things at least. Ive always prefered conversations to reveal things about my character what do you people think?