marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
marycatelli
marycatelli

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
Subscribe

  • spring sweet spring

    A gray and dreary day, all the scene brownish from dead leaves, dead plants, and bare dirt, but one bird is singing a clear crystalline note, and…

  • winding of winter

    The sky is clear, clear, clear, not a cloud in it as far as you see -- except for the small white bit -- that's round on both sides but not exactly…

  • fall and frost

    Spake too soon. Several of the purslanes died in the frost, but others are shoving green sprouts up through the dead and rotten leaves that the frost…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments