Positive Stereotyping is Still Stereotying. It’s Also Bad Characterisation

I read a lot of blogs by fellow writers. Politically speaking, I am slightly left of centre yet when it comes to creating characters and character development, there is one thing that leaves me slightly uneasy when I talk with them about how to create and develop characters.

Character Feature: Ezio Auditore

Back to the video game characters here. Regular readers will know I am a big Assassin’s Creed fan. Now I have finally traded in my XBox 360 and won’t be able to play again as this character, I want to tell you why Ezio is my favourite AC protagonist.

Examining Villains in Fiction and Their Sins

An interesting daily post today but I am going to go slightly off topic here and suggest one favourite villain for each of the seven sins before suggesting my own eighth sin. We love our villains, don’t we? We love to hate them as well as enjoying the dynamic they bring to the book, film or game. Most areContinue reading “Examining Villains in Fiction and Their Sins”

Character Feature: Katniss Everdeen

It’s a while since I’ve done one of these despite promising that you would get one every month… I think the last one was October 2012 when I did various portrayals of Satan in film. No matter, well overdue but I’ve now felt the need to do another one. In the last few weeks IContinue reading “Character Feature: Katniss Everdeen”

Character Feature: Satan in Film

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father ofContinue reading “Character Feature: Satan in Film”

Character Feature: Marcus Didius Falco

As I have only read ten of the approximately twenty books in this series, this character feature is likely to be a “part 1” with a part 2 expected many years from now. Please don’t hold me to that though! Appeared in: Lindsey Davis’ series of crime/mystery historical fiction with a good dose of humour.Continue reading “Character Feature: Marcus Didius Falco”

Character Feature: Batman

I began work on this about ten days ago and until a few hours ago, I almost didn’t post this for obvious reasons. Nevertheless, here is my summary for why Batman is my favourite masked avenger in the month that Nolan’s trilogy ending The Dark Knight Rises hits cinema screens. People think it’s an obsession.Continue reading “Character Feature: Batman”