In this episode, Leslie and Clark critique the first chapter of Edge of the Future, a science fiction novel by Andria Stone. They discuss ways to reveal character, including thoughts, reactions to events, and reactions from other characters. One thing to consider (especially in science fiction or fantasy) is how to convey what’s normal for the wider culture and within particular groups. This week’s editorial mission will help you make your characters unique.
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Editorial Mission—Unique Characters
Make a list of all the major characters in your story. Then identify the qualities that make them unique. How are you showing this in the story? How could you show it? Do you provide contrast so the difference is clear to the reader?
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