marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

continuing characterization

Ah, the delight of a series.  It's not even the major characters.  My muse is firmly convinced that when a character's story is done, it's done.

But when I think that this story is not just in this setting, but features a minor character from another story.  Except then I have to consider whether it works.  Particularly a bit character who was therefore strongly and narrowly characterized, to flash brightly, and it didn't matter that the character was one-note.


A series can be a superior work of art by containing all of its part, just as a cathedral can unify all its statuary and stained glass to something more.  But you do have to unify it.
Tags: aesthetics, character arc, characters, idea development, minor characters, series, unity of theme

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