Crafting Characters Across Formats

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Many writers decide what format they will be working in before they ever write the first word of their story. There’s certainly nothing wrong with this approach. Acknowledging one’s strengths and leanings toward storytelling in long-form films, serialized television and streaming formats, or non-linear virtual reality can be helpful in determining the... Continue Reading →

5 Wounds to Give Your Character

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) One of the most fascinating and under-discussed characters in Wonder Woman is the villain, Dr. Poison. She is an intelligent woman, immersed in her work, but driven by hatred that causes her to develop vicious methods of inflicting pain on humanity. Her most striking physical characteristic is a mask she wears to hide the... Continue Reading →

3 Secrets Your Character Must Keep to Survive

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) In an age where everything about everybody somehow finds it’s way online, what we manage to keep to ourselves has become more and more difficult. Secrets are a universal human characteristic. We’ve all had one. We’ve all let one slip. Creating realistic characters requires creating their secrets as well. But secrets can... Continue Reading →

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