February 4th, 2010

A Birthday

philosophy on faction

Long ago I discovered the charm of the character sheet, which made looking up the name of the red-haired and catty gossip three chapters ago a lot easier.

Recently I have started to discover the charms of a faction sheet, which is rather more distilled.  It has a  list of the factions in the story and therefore excludes all the bit characters and lumps together all who want the same objective and are working together.  Rather handy when I'm stumped in the outline.  I look at the list and pick someone who could be doing something now.  Preferably something that demonstrated bone-headed inability to understand the character I just dropped.  (Dramatic irony is the great tool of a multi-POV story.)

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