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What is the purpose of a character profile when writing a story?
What does the principle “Show, don’t tell” in character development mean?
What’s the significance of characters changing over the course of a story?
If a character in your story appears to be stagnant and uninteresting, what could be a practical approach to making the character more engaging?
Consider the following excerpt: “Jack, despite his charming and carefree exterior, was plagued with guilt about leaving his family business. Every cheerful laugh and casual shrug seemed a calculated performance to hide his regret. The truth was, Jack yearned for the mundane predictability he once despised.”
Based on this excerpt, which of the following techniques is used to reveal Jack’s character traits?
Consider the following excerpt: “Sarah’s usually vibrant eyes were dull, her face pale. She walked slowly to the kitchen, barely acknowledging her children’s enthusiastic greetings. After pouring herself a cup of coffee, she slumped into a chair, staring blankly into space.”
What can be inferred about Sarah’s character in this passage?
Consider the following excerpt: “Billy picked up the old photograph, his small fingers tracing the faces of his parents. A soft sigh escaped his lips. ‘They look so happy,’ he whispered, a sense of longing creeping into his voice.”
What does this excerpt suggest about Billy’s character?