Thursday, June 27, 2013

Seven Reasons For Character Existence

Each character in any work of prose should adhere to at least one of these:

1.   They represent a concept, heavily rooted in theme
2.   They support a concept, heavily rooted in theme
3.   They represent a person, place, or group known to the author, rooted in the "real world"
4.   They help further the plot, expand upon setting, and/or develop other characters
5.   They are interesting enough to carry the story on their shoulders
6.   They create/deepen conflict
7.   Comic relief

Did I miss anything?

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