Creative Writing with the Crimson League

1380315_family_time_2Television and film constitute an art form heavily related to fiction in book form. Sure, tv involves other elements–most notably a visual and auditory element that traditional books can’t provide–but storytelling is storytelling.

That means we authors can learn a thing or two by watching old episodes of “Cheers,” “Friends,” and “Frasier.”

One thing you might know about me (or might not, if you’re new to my blog) is that in addition to writing fantasy and reading fantasy literature, I have a real love of sitcoms.

Sitcoms are wonderful vehicles for a writer to consider character and story development (as well as take a quick break from life and get in the day’s deep belly laugh, if you’re lucky).

So I wanted to take today to do something a little different than my normal blogging routine. I wanted to write a list of characterization tips I’ve picked up from my…

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