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. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
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Approaching Character Writing
I just figured I would throw this question into the ether since the methods of this vary so much from person to person but when you're writing characters how do you go about defining their traits? Do you come up with the overall situation and think "what characters need to be here to create x or y conflict" or do you come up with the character traits first, do you do the classic thing of writing out a whole fact sheet on them? What's your method?
I like writing characters, but I definitely need work at it. I've got my own way of doing it but it's always good to hear what other people do as well.