Episode 023: Here’s How to Tell Character-Driven Stories Forever (Part 3 of 3)

Thursday, April 28, 2016 | by Ed Williams and Brent Lyles

30 minutes

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

You want to have a name that really resonates with your character? Want to have powers that just make sense? Then this episode will help you get there.

 

Key Takeaways

  • For those who cannot draw, the physical description section is going to help you put one together to give to your artist.
  • Your character should inform us of who and what they are before we get to that first line of text.
  • Everything we’ve covered previously should inform your design decisions.
    Don’t give your character a million powers.
  • The best powers are the ones that become an extraordinary extension of ordinary limitations.
  • Do your research before naming a character. A lot of names are trademarked by Marvel and DC.
  • Everything leading up to this last stage should inform the name. The name should mean something and resonate with the character.

Your hosts

Ed Williams

Brent Lyles