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What is a character castle?

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    Kylie Wingfeather
    @kylie-wingfeather

    Gotta go; got Irish Dance Class. Bye special moment when I was on here at the same time as someone else. 🙁

    "TOOOOTHY COW!"- Podo Helmer, North! Or Be Eaten.

    #125142
    Emma Walker
    @emma-walker

    Oh that sounds so much funnnn

    See ya later!

    "If your goal is purity in heart, be prepared to be thought very odd." -Elisabeth Elliott

    #125326
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @emma-walker

    Heya, I see you already got a good answer, but I just wanted to drop in and comment that Character castles are awesome!

    The fun part of it is that you’re constantly improvising, so you don’t get the issue of ‘plot drives character.’ You really discover who your characters are, and it’s especially good for non-point-of-view characters, since you can develop their voice at the same time, and you might find another good pov. And if you have multiple characters at the same time, you can develop their relationship too.

    Plus, since there are others that interact with your character, they’ll occasionally point out things you might miss about your character. And it establishes a group of people that know your characters really well without having read your story, so if you run into issues, they might have advice.

    And, it’s just really, really fun, since you (usually) aren’t tied to any specific time period, setting, or tone. So you might have a life-threatening situation and the walls suddenly start talking in a ridiculous southern accent. That… may have happened. It’s awesome XD

    "I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." ~The Book Thief

    #125327
    Emma Walker
    @emma-walker

    It sounds a lot of fun @rose-colored-fancy

    "If your goal is purity in heart, be prepared to be thought very odd." -Elisabeth Elliott

    #125384
    Brink
    @nuetrobolt

    I was part of the original RP that started the whole character castle thing… so long ago.


    @emma-walker
    (I dunno if you remember me from Ydubs (I went by Joseph Brink there)… I’m a CA there now.)

    There’s a reason they restricted how often you can RP on Ydubs. It’s because RPing is not the best use of time or the best way to get to know your characters. Sure, it’s the most fun way, but it’s also way too easy to procrastinate on writing because of RPs. I know this from experience and know this was the reasoning behind why they restricted it on Ydubs.

    If you’re thinking about RPing here, let me recommend that you set healthy guidelines for yourself.

    Commit to only RPing after you’ve written a certain number of words in your WIP or something like that.

    Your story is yours and no one else's. Each sunset is different, depending where you stand. -A. Peterson

    #125387
    Emma Walker
    @emma-walker

    @nuetrobolt

    ciool

    and yea I do remember you! That’s great. I miss all of y’all there.

    I do totally understand. Thanks for the advice!

    "If your goal is purity in heart, be prepared to be thought very odd." -Elisabeth Elliott

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