Impractical Applications (A Surprise from Kiara)

Earlier this week, I talked about how even the longest-running characters can occasionally surprise their creators. My teacher in this was Kiara, one of my own oldest NPCs; she’s been a pseudofocal character of my game for about six years and technically predates it by either four months or a year depending on whether you [...]

On Characters and Their Secrets

There will always be mysteries.
You can know a character for years, run her through every online survey, every writing exercise you can find. She might spend time in your head, might occasionally be the muse for one of your freewrites; there might be portraits or character sketches, journals or even cartoons in her voice and [...]