Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary, Dan, and Howard
This is the first of two episodes in which we’ll talk about how we, your hosts, fix the problems we’ve identified with the characters in our work.
Credits: this episode was recorded by Dan Thompson and mastered by Alex Jackson
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Take your very favorite character that you’ve created, and write a couple of scenes in which you break them by writing them wrong.
Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary, Amal, and Maurice
A foil is a character who serves as a contrast to another character. The foil might be a sidekick, an antagonist, a romantic interest, or really any other character who gets enough focus for the contrast to be useful.
In this episode we talk about foils, offering examples, and our approaches for writing foils in our own work.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Andrew Twiss, and mastered by Alex Jackson, neither of whom serves as a foil to the other.
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Add a foil to a Shakespearean soliloquy. Alternatively, remove the foil from a famous comedy routine.