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Ever read a book and the character stuck you as just abou the most unrealistic person on the planet? Nobody likes characters who are too good, too evil, too sweet, too chaste, too ignorant or oblivious, or just plain too perfect. Not only are those types of characters boring, they're usually irritating to readers and may end up being the reason they put down a book.
Today we're talking tips and tricks to create well-rounded characters and how to avoud some common unrealistic character traits. Make your characters so real your readers can't help becmoing invested in their story!
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Are women portrayed reasonably in fiction or is it a reflection of our current society? Does fiction display the social pressures placed on women or does it create caricatures? Whose fantasies are women characters written for? Are women in fiction written to be the fantasy of men or of women? What things do writers do that transfer the woman into caricatures?
Do women need to be rescued in fiction, even if she is an action heroin? How is it handled in crime stories? Fantasy? Other books? Games?
Why do women in fantasy have to be armored inappropriately in chainmail bikinis? Are women in fiction a female trope first?
How are women portrayed on book covers and movie posters? Why do they have to be portrayed as “ideal” woman? Why are women “underdressed” in comic books? Is making a strong female character only putting a man in a skirt? How do you show the real woman? Does a strong woman have to kick butt in the story or are there other ways to show the character’s strength? What are the kinds of strength that can be shown other than kicking butt?
Is it necessary for a strong woman characters to fall in love with the strong male characters?
Are bad female characters—the woman caricatures a result of malice writing or a result of lazy writing?
After you've spent hours upon hours trying to make your characters real, how do you then turn around and kill them off? Sometimes, you shouldn't. Other times, it just has to happen. If you don't, readers will know you took the easy way out.
Today we're discussing Stuart Aken's five tips for killing off a character without ticking off your reader. Join us for tips and tricks on killing off your characters in ways that will leave your readers crying right along with you.
This is Beyond the Airwaves: The Infinity Project, where we go beyond the mainstream media and tackle issues that don't seem so important to the major networks.
There are shows we really love, but there are times when some characters have literally overstayed their welcome. When should a character be killed off or just plain leave? We'll talk about characters who exited gracefully and others who just were on for too long.
Ikari Chaos-San is the founder and creator. Shirley is truly the Oddball Extreme. Janet is our resident Arizona Magician. Tim is the Tokusatsu Master. Plastic Kaiju is our resident Nestene Consciousness based Godzilla. Heather is Queen Kitty Serenity. We'll also have appearances by our friends from the MAD HOUSE, so come and listen in!
Visit our official website at http://beyondtheairwaves.weebly.com and don't forget to join in the conversation on the forums located on our official website. We want you guys and gals, the fans, to tell us what's on your mind and what you feel is important to cover, so let us know what you want to hear.
Episode 2# I talk about meet n greets with disney characters in Walt Disney World. Will go over which disney characters I think are the best to see and which ones you might want to skip on your next disney trip. Grab a Mickey ice cream bar and put on your Mickey ears its time for another DisneyWagon Podcast.
Congrats to Mathylde Frontus, founder and executive director of Urban Neighborhood Services on winning the 2014 USA Network's "Characters Unite" award. She's a visionary leader. This is a well-deserved recognition for her work on Coney Island.
On this segment, I discuss books, e-publishing, indie authors, independent best selling books, Second Life events and share original music and writing. What's on your reading list? What's your favorite book? Do you have a favorite author you can't get enough of? We welcome calls from listeners and want to hear from you. If you enjoy the segment, follow the show to get notices on twitter and blogtalkradio. Indie Bestsellers from Indiebound.
Book (s) featured
Untamed State by Roxane Gay
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Ruben
Grace Notes Poets by Rita Dove
Wishbone by Don Share
Women of the World
2014 USA National A Cappella Champions! Women of the World is an international world music ensemble currently based in Boston. What started out as a dream four years ago, has become a real musical force. It an ensemble of artists from all over the world to create music for peace.
Musician James Corachea
On episode 179 we go over the worst movie characters ever to be on film.
1. Alaska Reporter Who Quit on Live TV
Co-host: Shai G. & Shantay Branco aka Kitty Kat Olaf Barbosa
Show: (9x05) 10/2/14 #179
On episode 1 we talk to Actor, Producer, Director & Writer at Marilyn: Zombie Hunter Thomas J. Churchill plus go over The Worst Video Game Characters ever.
Our friend Edgar joins us as we talk about comic book movies and characters that irritate us. We are drinking Hofbrau Oktoberfest.
We all have a purpose in this life; a part in His story. Today we’ll examine the significance of the audience, the author and the characters. Discover your value. Become aware of the audience, a world that desperately scans your life like a book, seeking the author of life.
As we continue with our Black History Month Special Segments, today we will discuss Fictional Characters of Color. The Black Geeks will talk about some of our favorite fictional characters as well as the role that stereotyping continues to play in media and literature.
Tonight we welcome the return of the zombie smashing, gun-toting, blade swinging show that we all know and love. The Walking Dead is back people. We talk about we hope and think we might see in this news season.
Did you see the Lego Movie? Most of us didn’t either, because we are just that dysfunctional. But one lone Geek, ventured out into the Theater wilderness to see the epic stop motion movie that everyone has been waiting for. Was it worth it? Tune in and find out.
As usual, we’ll have our Geek Fit Minute and Sith News to fill your brains with great geeky info.
Tune in. You never know what you’ll learn on our “infotainment” show.
It's been awhile and for that I apologize, life has been busy which is a good thing. I'm going to start providing 30 minute spots on my thoughts on the sales industry and sprinkled in we'll have known guests on the show moving forward...so you can say we're re-vitalizing the show's platform.
During this show I'll give a "Live" account on my thoughts on "Leading The Bad Characters". If you've ever been in a leadership role chances are you've had to lead people with questionable character...and they could have been your TOP performers (HOW DO YOU HANDLE THIS?). During this show I'll explain my experience with this and how I handled it.
Please join us as we RE-VITALIZE "The Sales Professional Network"!