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How do you develop a necessary character that doesn't want to develop?


What do you do when you have a character that is necessary, you're about to introduce them, you need them to make this one big thing happen....but you have absolutely no development of the character other than the gender and the profession? There is nothing about this character that is developing, no matter how hard I try. I keep thinking maybe I'll just go a different route, but I can't find another route at all that would work...so far.

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Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) says

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    Nicola Thompson (ThompsonPen) 2 years ago

    I love this suggestion, and I don't take it to sound funny or sarcastic at all. I did this with another character and I found out quite a bit about them. This one...shy comes to mind, but she can't be shy since her profession demands gumption of her


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M. T. Dremer says

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    John Connor (connorj) 2 years ago

    An excellent method indeed...

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