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Character profiles
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There's a writing exercise where you ask:
How well can I describe a character without naming them, describing what they look like, what they wear, what lines of dialogue they say, or what they do in the plot.

I struggle to describe more than a few sentences each about maybe 5 characters in Orion's arm, after reading most of the stories after 3 years.
This isn't a problem if you don't want it to be, because this worldbuilding project seems to attract more people who like building worlds than those who build characters. And that's fine, but it might be nice to have a few more options to make characters come front and center..

Would it be a good idea to have a ...mini EG (or just EG section, which is less work to make) where there's ordinary characters/ profiles that you can look at the direct introductory material?
...sort of like this one about 'Skalosak'.
http://www.orionsarm.com/xcms.php?r=oaeg...4a82ff378a

Each character has links to their stories (which hopefully will be more meaty with characterization and less dry). This is different from the historical characters section because these figures might have no historical significance. Maybe they have some description saying how they like fancy cheeses..or minor things like that.

Still, I guarantee that if this happens, a few will have a paragraph about family and several paragraphs on how their hylonanotech immune system worksSmile

This isn't nearly quite as character-centered as the more character- or story driven among us might want, but I think it might provide an outlet for the Roleplaying statistic/ Encyclopedia-writing minded to merge with the more character story minded among us.
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Character profiles - by Dfleymmes1134 - 11-13-2013, 11:29 AM
RE: Character profiles - by Drashner1 - 11-13-2013, 11:44 AM
RE: Character profiles - by Dfleymmes1134 - 11-13-2013, 12:30 PM
RE: Character profiles - by stevebowers - 11-13-2013, 04:34 PM
RE: Character profiles - by SteelEnsouled - 11-13-2013, 06:12 PM
RE: Character profiles - by Steel Accord - 02-23-2014, 03:08 PM
RE: Character profiles - by Dfleymmes1134 - 11-14-2013, 12:13 AM
RE: Character profiles - by DarrenRyding - 12-22-2013, 11:48 PM
RE: Character profiles - by Rynn - 12-23-2013, 11:22 AM
RE: Character profiles - by graham228221 - 01-07-2014, 06:16 PM
RE: Character profiles - by Drashner1 - 01-08-2014, 12:49 AM
RE: Character profiles - by Dfleymmes1134 - 01-08-2014, 04:07 AM
RE: Character profiles - by Steel Accord - 02-23-2014, 03:04 PM
RE: Character profiles - by Drashner1 - 03-02-2014, 12:25 AM

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