Dynamic Character TutorialAs much as we all want to, not all of us are going to create lively or even memorable characters. Most characters that are created tend to be dull, overused, and possess what I call "overlapping traits", which are basically an overabundance of similarities with other characters, usually in personality. Although this guide won't teach you how to make dynamic characters per se, it WILL give you an idea of what you should think about when creating characters.Dynamic Character Tutorial5 years ago in Writing More Like This
First, let's get down to brass tacksthere are some things that all character creators need to know, regardless if they're making characters for their novel, a video game, or a manga. These are a few common mistakes and things to avoid.
1. DON'T BASE YOUR CHARACTERS OFF YOUR FRIENDS!
Let's face it, our friends don't have as contrasting personalities as we would like. They share enough characteristics to give them "overlapping traits". Honestly, you can bet that if you were to have an adventure like "The Hangover" or "Hot Tub Tim