Character Investment Strategies

You've probably heard the famous quote from Stephen King: "The road to hell is paved with adverbs." It's true, adverbs are rarely necessary in writing. But when it comes to character development, adjectives, when used too simplistically, can be your downfall, eliminating your ability to create well-rounded, unexpected, genuine characters. Adjectives, along with cookie-cutter formulas and never-ending character development questionnaires (no one cares what your character's favorite ice cream flavor is) can further complicate the already difficult task of creating great characters. All writers have their strengths and weaknesses. We improve ourselves as writers when we embrace the elements

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