New Podcast Up: Character Development and Reboots

Podcast CoverIn this episode, Ryan and I discuss some listener mail from Dan who asks “How do you develop characters so that they are realistic and have depth?”  This is a difficult question in that there are several practical things a writer can do to give characters that extra sense of realism.  Readers need to buy in to our characters from heroes to villains.  If their motivations are not real enough or too cliche, we run the risk of losing them.  We also discuss several different re-booted movies/television shows and why people might be so interested in re-boots.

Find the episode here.

Published by Roger Colby, Novelist, Editor

Roger Colby is a novelist and teacher who has taught English for nearly two decades. He is also an avid reader of science fiction who feels, like many other sci-fi readers, that he has read everything. He writes science fiction for the reader who is looking for the next best thing, something to excite them into reading again. This blog is his journey as a writer and his musings about writing. He also edits manuscripts for a fee and is an expert at helping you reach your full potential as a writer.

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