Dissecting Dragons

Episode 250: The Usual Suspects - Cast Calling for your Novel

November 27, 2020

In order to tell a story effectively, a writer needs the right set of characters, including the correct protagonist. But how do you find the right cast and what should you be looking for in both your protagonist and your secondary and tertiary characters? Not to mention your antagonist! This week the dragons take a look at how you can facilitate telling the best version of your story possible by casting your book correctly. They also take a look at what happens when authors mis-cast or ignore signs that a supporting character is more compulsive. Drawing on their own work and speculative fiction behemoths such as A Song of Ice and Fire, Jules and Madeleine discuss how to create a set of characters best fitted to your story and your target audience.


Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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