Friday, July 27, 2012

Character Depth - Some Thoughts About Writing

Have you ever watched a show or movie where the characters were so AMAZING? Their personalities were unique and you just fell in love with them? I have. The show I am referring to is Warehouse 13 among a dozen others.

    Claudia - The Techie, former sanitarium patient,
    Pete Lattimer - The childish retrieval expert, former marine
    Myka Bering - The smart, kick-rear, responsible retrieval expert
    Artie - The father figure to Claudia, Pete, and Myka, the leader, the mentor
    Mrs. Frederics - The mysterious guardian, the watchful eye, the secret

When I watch the show I can't help but be amazed at how fleshed out and unique each characters' depth is. It makes me want to watch the show over and over again. It also makes me want to write characters with personalities as unique as theirs.

Back to the question I stated at the beginning of this post, have you ever watched a show/movie/book where the characters were so amazing that you wish you could write characters as amazing as them? If so, post that show/movie/book in the comments below!

God bless,


  1. The characters from the Little Dorrit mini tv series based on the book by Charles Dickens.
    Like Mr. Pancks, Maggie, "Edward Tip" Dorrit(who is so funny when you know he plays a good guy in Doctor Who), the Meagles, and others.

  2. I want to see that sometime. But I'd have to say some of the best character development I've seen has been on Doctor Who, especially with the character Donna Noble.