By Rachel Petri, Student Contributor As a visually impaired student, I know that stories about disabled characters always resonate very deeply with me. I love to see another person face struggles that reflect mine and watch a character fight the…
By Gabrielle Schwabauer, Staff Writer One of the most beautiful elements of being a writer is the ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes, to imagine what it might be like to be someone with fears, challenges, and desires very different from your own.
By Gabrielle Schwabauer, Staff Writer Your original perception of a character is not set in stone. If they're boring you, or if they feel too much like you, or if they're stagnant in the story, you need to make a conscious decision to change them. Simple as that!
By Emily Steadman, Guest Contributor How do we create sympathy for the main character without villainizing whoever comes against her? How do we create tension and conflict while treating characters on all sides as three-dimensional people who can be good as well as bad?