The Dead Robots' Society

Writers on Writing


  1. On a more serious note, some things to keep track of when making character notes:

    Who does this character know?
    What is their relationship with other characters?
    Is this character dead, maimed, injured, etc?
    What quirks does a particular character have?

    The list can go on, but if you can’t remember EVERYTHING about EVERY character, write it down.

    I do like Paul with having a file for each character. When I create a new scrivener file, I bring all those across. When something happens that’s key with a character, I copy/paste that into their character profile so I’ll know how certain interactions with other characters went. This gives me 2-5 minutes of reading and I’m up to speed on all the major events that character was involved with.

    Great show! Terry! Go take more notes!


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