16.38: Deep Dive into “Character”
Our fourth M.I.C.E. Quotient episode explores the “Character” element, and how these angsty, navel-gazing voyages of self-examination can serve either as complete stories or as elements in other stories. Also, we talk about how to do this in ways that don’t result in readers complaining about “navel-gazing” or “angsty.”
Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, Jr., and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: You’ve figured it out by now, right? Use the same fairy tale as last week (and the week before, and the week before that) and strip out every element that is not Character.
Thing of the week: Popisho (US) This One Sky Day (UK), by Leone Ross.
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