Friday, April 4, 2014
Don't Get So...
Do you prefer your main characters to be strong & silent, keeping a stoic mien while reading their emotional thoughts? How do you feel about characters who don't say a word even in the face of false accusations when most people would say something?
It depends. I don't like overly chatty characters who blurt out every aspect of their current state of emotions (because we usually know what they're feeling from the situation or other characters). But, sometimes you need the character to cry, scream, yell, take a swing, shoot, or do something because the emotions are so intense.
Understated can be the perfect touch or it can be frustrating. Flat characters are as annoying as basket cases.
Do you have strong feelings on the subject?