Episode 270 Let’s build a protagonist, a loopy one

Episode 270 Let’s build our loopy protagonist

Today’s Topic Creating our hero

In this episode, Jeffery and Michael, start brainstorming the character Michael will use in our timeloop story. When we create a hero or any character, we need to consider them in the context of the story.  So listen to our let’s build a protagonist podcast episode.

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Podcast Show flow – Brainstorming

Think about the 5 steps to great characters

  • Strong Archetypes
  • Use Quirks to add flavor and uniqueness and develop a personality
  • Develop strong motivations think of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • Be able to visualize them in your head
  • Use story action to define the character

Let’s build a protagonist

  • Background
    • Strong Archetypes
  • What motivates your character?
    • Basic Needs (physiological, Safety)
    • Psychological needs (Belonging, Esteem)
    • Self-Actualization
    • Why does your character think his motivation is?
  • What does your character look like?
    • What someone would notice when meeting them
    • The first time they meet (3 Things)
    • When they get to know them (Think back to the quirks)
    • Repeat until you can see them in your head
    • All senses not just vision
  • What is his personality
  • What causes him/her to stand his ground or run away
  • When will your character compromise?
  • What causes action or inaction
  • Traits
  • Flaws
  • Quirks
  • Name if you can

Worldbuilding Task

Create a character and get it going

Real World Task

Share character about your timeloop in the Facebook undercroft group the undercroft.

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