Writing

A Study of Creating Genius: Sherlock Holmes

In the spirit of character design, how does one write a genius character? I’m still learning this skill, so let’s look at a strong example, shall we. Sherlock Holmes.  Holmes is shown to be intelligent by two means that we now see often in media. First, he is shown to be highly observant and second he has high fluid and…

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Writing

Planning out and writing character descriptions

When I first started writing, I’d see all the lists of character descriptions and traits that are recommended to have charted out before writing. Some of them looked neat. I’d have filled some out for one or two characters then give up.  Trying to define every trait down to a tee became not only tedious, but another way to avoid…

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