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Does anyone have a classic character/personality that reappears in your writing?

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 19:59:31 GMT

Alyssa Jordan
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:52:33 GMT

Good question! I don't know if this is a classic character/personality, but lately I've noticed that a lot of my work has the "stoic older brother" type in one form or another. How about you?

Amanda Farbanish
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:07:10 GMT

My characters tend to be super sarcastic or snarky; I don't know why, only that's it's been that way since I've started writing. It used to be a huge problem because I thought my characters all sounded similar, but I've learned how to trim and tailor it to each character (or at least, I hope I have!).

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:49:14 GMT

I find I keep writing from a younger girls point of view; classic, because it's what I know. But I'd like to branch out and get into the head of someone more removed from myself. I spend a lot of time in secondary characters heads, maybe more because I know my main character far better. It is good practice, but I haven't fully committed yet.

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:11:53 GMT

My main problem is that I always think from a female POV, and so my characters tend to be females. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever written from a male's POV. It would also be fun to leave the gender of the narrator ambiguous...

Sarah K
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:45:34 GMT

EBlanco, I've read some fantastic flash fiction that leaves the gender ambiguous in first person POV. It'd be really interesting to read a longer piece written that way (and probably super challenging to write).

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 01:16:32 GMT

A common archetype that shows up in my stories a lot is the reluctant hero with a troubled past.

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:09:37 GMT

My protagonists tend to have one singular past regret that they need to get over (an action, a lost love, etc) or if they don't, that typically means they're the villain of my story.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:28:23 GMT

I've found the aggressive and fiery female character shows up somewhere in my stories; either as the protagonist or a side character. As well as, characters who are blind in one eye. One of those things that I hadn't noticed until after the third or fourth time.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 23:47:34 GMT

I have a character that I've used repeatedly to the point of going out of my way to kill off just to give me an excuse not to use him again. That being said, most of my protagonists have something affecting their eyes.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:09:12 GMT

Tricksters. Love 'em. And there can always be more than one in a story. Let's face it, not everybody is on our side on a daily basis anyway.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:38:51 GMT

My main characters always end up with a disability.