What was their childhood like? What kind of family did they live with? Were they healthy or dysfunctional? These questions and more can help inform your characters’ backstories and how they move, talk, and act in the present timeline of your story!
We all start somewhere. Honour where that is.
This video was created thanks to an inspiring conversation with my friend Adriel who I challenged to create a similar video. You can find his vlog by clicking here.
Put your characters through hell, sure, but also give them a break from time to time!
You don’t know Heaven ’til you’ve been through Hell!
It’s bad enough to have antagonists that oppose your character’s values, and even better for your character to have their own set values that clash amongst themselves!