How do you make your OC stand out?
Creating a Well-developed OC
- Get the term “Mary Sue” out of your head right now before reading this.
- Don’t name the character after you.
- Try not to make up a name.
- Keep the fandom/settings in mind.
- Meanings are important, but let’s not take it too far.
- Multiple names…?
- Modesty, let’s not go overboard now.
How do you get a good OC personality?
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- #17: DEFINE THEIR MOTIVATION. Conflict means little without emotional context.
- #18: ESTABLISH THEIR HISTORY.
- #19: DEFINE THEIR GHOST.
- #20: ESTABLISH THEIR DESIRES.
- #21: GIVE THEM INTERESTS.
- #22: CONSIDER WHAT THEY LOVE.
- #23: GIVE THEM AGENCY.
- #24: MAKE THEM RELATABLE.
What is the most important part to focus on when writing a story?
Theme is your argument, your central idea, your subject matter.
What was the main character?
The definition of the main character is the character who the story is mostly about or the point of view of the story. Often the main character has their name in the title of the movie or TV show.
Can I cosplay as an OC?
Its absolutely okay. I’ve seen some flippin awesome cosplay work done that turned out to be OCs. Basically though, expect to be asked a lot who you’re cosplaying as, or people making a stretch and guessing at characters/series.
What are the three most important elements of a story?
There are infinite ways to write a book and tell a story. You can use endlessly different story structures and styles, but each story or novel is going to boil down to three fundamental elements: character, setting, and plot.
What is most important about the setting of the story?
Setting is the time and place where a scene occurs. It can help set the mood, influence the way characters behave, affect the dialog, foreshadow events, invoke an emotional response, reflect the society in which the characters live, and sometimes even plays a part in the story.