I find that, when writing bios, it’s really helpful to look at a list or a chart like the one above. Picking two or three traits from each chart and building a character based around them will give you a really interesting bio, because they will serve as a reminder that characters need depth and dimension.
Independent and clever.
Independent, clever, pretentious, and stubborn.
The first combination doesn’t come with any flaws, whereas the second will provide a more dynamic character.
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Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA) - Resource for Crime Writers
well you never know when this might come in handy.
I feel like this would be useful to some of you.
Writing 67:Thirty-Five Genres and Other Varieties of Fiction
A previous post detailed synonyms for story. This entry defines words identifying various genres — categories of story types — and similar terms:
1. Adventure fiction: stories in which characters are involved in dangerous and/or exhilarating exploits
2. Airport novel: a work of fiction, generally genre fiction, so named because of its availability at stores in international airports in order to provide airline passengers with a light diversion during a flight
3. Allegory: a story using symbolism to express truths about the human condition
4. Bildungsroman: a story detailing the emotional and moral growth of a character
5. Black comedy: a story in which the humor derives from the misfortunes and/or reproachable behavior of characters
6. Comedy: a story with elements and situations intended to amuse
7. Comedy-drama: a story with both humorous and serious elements
8. Comedy of errors (farce): a story involving energetic action revolving around humorous predicaments and coincidences
9. Comedy of manners: a story that mocks class pretensions and/or prejudices
10. Crime fiction: stories based on the commission and/or investigation of wrongdoing
11. Detective fiction: stories in which the protagonist investigates a crime
12. Epic: originally a long poem celebrating the exploits of a factual or fictitious hero, but now applied to prose works on the same theme as well