marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

min-maxing novel characters

Players in RPG are wise to min-max their characters to some degree -- minimize some aspects to maximize their strengths.  Novelists are wise to maximize the stuff that leads to story, and characterization.  

Including completely useless stuff.  Like hobbies.

Considering character sheets for some GameLit characters.  May decide that it's just too different, and I don't want to box myself in.  But we'll see.  
Tags: characterization, role-playing games, the dm vs the writer

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