Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Concepts to Characters

It is one thing to anthropomorphize an inanimate object and give it characteristics equating to its function. It is quite another to take an incorporeal idea, like love or the wandering mind, and create a fitting and serviceable character. Though there is one advantage to a conceptual character: you can project whatever traits your plot requires onto the concept. Since it has no set characteristics, a concept can be imbued with what ever traits dramatic need dictates.

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