Rules of Personality

Posted by on Jul 21, 2011 in Character, personality | 2 comments

I recently did a guest blog post for John Brown’s website. I’d love for you to check it out here. It’s an explanation of some of the basic rules of personality, which is for writers to use in creating believable characters. The rules are part of a larger presentation I give about how writers can use a basic understanding of the rules of psychology to understand their own characters. The presentation is partially based on several years of experience working with teens who are sent to wilderness camp. These are kids who for whatever reason find themselves in a difficult place...

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Interview with Clint Johnson

Posted by on Apr 27, 2010 in Character, Clint Johnson, Conflict, Green Dragon Codex | 0 comments

I interviewed the fabulous author of the book, “Green Dragon Codex” a few months ago for a blog I participate in, “The Enchanted Inkpot.” However, due to space constraints I was not able to post it in its entirety. I happened to come across the full interview when I was finally cleaning out my desktop, so here it is. You speak about conflict and the story mechanism. Can you briefly explain what that means to you? Narrative is universal. It crosses culture, geography, and time, which means that it must fulfill some inherent human need that isn’t satisfied through any...

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