3D- Character Dimensions

Not exactly Story Toolkit approved, but another take on character dimensions!- J. Ward Edited from Storyfix.com Somewhere along the writing road you’ve surely read a critic describe a protagonist in a story as one dimensional. But what are they? What’s that extra dimension about, anyhow? What does it even mean? The first dimension of character – surface traits, quirks and …

Dimensions in Stereo

Hate stereotypical characters? Don’t! They give a lot of great clues about humanity. Why do people use stereotypes? How do they get developed? Stereotypes tend to be cultural, religious, or sexual in nature, and they often develop through the need of human beings to order everything we perceive in the world. I remember the first time said, “People shouldn’t judge” …

Dimension X

The Story Toolkit Podcast speaks about character dimension in several of their episodes. Dimensions provide depth and clear understanding as to how characters react in various scenes. So, what exactly IS character dimension? Dimensions take a character flaw and unveil the central conflict. I’m not speaking so much of the minor, major, or tragic flaws but rather the inherent conflicts …