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Characterisation

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  • Characterisation and wording is more likely to colour who has said a line, rather than spelling it out.

    The Trouble with Dialogue – Part 1 « Write Anything

  • Characterisation is spot on, with no-one who can be considered either evil or a criminal, just ordinary men and woman with all the flaws and virtues that implies....

    The giving trees

  • Characterisation is strong, with Nico an engaging (if somewhat familiar) protagonist and Ash an effective older mentor character past his best but still capable of dispatching hordes of city guard extras when required (if there's a film, expect him to be played by Liam Neeson).

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • Characterisation is all over the place, with the protagonist Cale being a supremely cold and confident badass, apart from one particular fight where he quakes in terror for no apparent reason.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Characterisation is effective, with most of the major players clearly drawn as individuals.

    Kings of Lindsey

  • Characterisation is well-handled, particularly of Jardir, Abban and the Painted Man, but Leesha remains a befuddling protagonist whose motivations and decisions seem hard to follow, whilst Rojer isn't given very much to do.

    The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett

  • Characterisation is also short-handed, both on paper and in performances that are often either absent or just over-wrought, particularly in the case of Danny Huston as the main corporate evil, Jack Bennett, who is so bonkers you wonder how he even got his job in the first place.

    In Cinemas: EDGE OF DARKNESS review | Obsessed With Film

  • Characterisation is also pretty good, and the regular cast continues to grow with the arrival of Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler, Gaspode the Wonder Dog (don't ask) and most of the regular cast of Unseen University, led by the formidable Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully (finally ending the tendency of UU archchancellors in the series to have the lifespan of a colony of terminally depressed lemmings living near the Grand Canyon).

    Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett

  • Characterisation is not the focus of the book and although Gren is an interestingly-drawn protagonist, the actions and thought-processes of the post-human characters are so far removed from our own that they are not always easy to relate to.

    Hothouse by Brian W. Aldiss

  • Characterisation is strong throughout the novel, with Ash and her band of soldiers Erikson could learn a bit from these books about how to distinguish soldiers from one another and the various secondary characters very well-realised.

    Ash: A Secret History by Mary Gentle

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