Believable Characters

Should we continue trying to have classes at a set time in a virtual world, or would classes through a forum or email list be more conducive to productivity?

Let me know – you can post a comment here, or in my forum.

But for this week, we have a topic and you have an assignment.

The topic is Creating Believable Characters.

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to take a character in your WIP (work in progress) and pick a pivotal point of the story. One where s/he needs to make a decision, or choose a path. Why does s/he make that choice? State reasons (because he’s the good guy and will do the right thing or because he’s the bad guy so he’s going to do the wrong thing won’t cut it, I’ll tell ya right now!) for the decision. All the pros and cons involved. Make the choice real.

This assignment doesn’t necessarily have to be “turned in,” but if you have any questions or comments about anything in the process, motivation for example, bring them to class.

Alternatively if you have a character that you feel isn’t believable, we can discuss that as well, and try to help make the character more “real.”

So, get to work, and if you can make it, we’ll see you Saturday, 3 July, at 6 p.m. eastern in the UOT Classroom in Twinity.


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