STF Writers Series #2: Reviving Characters on WeBB OOC Area

Okay, I know it's been a long time since session #1. RL kicked my butt and all that. But here we are kicking off the series once again. There are several more sessions after this. The first one proved to be popular and I hope helpful to newer members and veterans alike. We had a wide range of people participate and I think that added something wonderful to the discussion.

Session #1 was Character Creation and the thread can be found here:

The format seemed to work well, so I'll continue the same way. Everyone is welcome to jump in and add their own take on things!


Session #2: Reviving Your Character:

First off, what does it mean to revive a character? In this case I don't mean bringing them back from the dead (though under the right circumstances there could be a storyline there :P). I'm talking about the times when you're stuck with a character and have lost inspiration for them. You like them and want to keep playing them, but have lost the urge to write them. Or maybe you had to take a break from playing a character and want to play them again, but aren't sure about the best way to jump back in with them. Either way, we'll go over how to give new life to your character and what to do if you've tried all that and it's still not working.

What we'll cover:

1. Scenarios where you'd need/want to revive a character.
2. Ways to revive a character you're currently playing.
3. How to revive a character you had stopped playing.
4. The Big K (ie. Killing off a character)

1. Scenarios where you'd need /want to revive a character:

Off the top of my head, I can think of several scenarios where you could get stuck with a character. Please feel free to add to the list in the same format and/or add your own comments under any of the scenarios. These are just the scenarios for the moment. We'll discuss solutions after.

A. You had a major storyline with another character and then that person had to leave the ship/club
-by far my (Linds') most common scenario and can leave you wondering what to do next.

B. You've created a complex character with a great backstory but have reached the end of a large story arc.

C. The character you started out with is not developing very well.
-This can be scenario where you find yourself with a 'flat' character. ie. one that doesn't seem very real.

D. You have a great character with a great storyline but you're having a hard time making it work on the ship/base/planet you're on.

Anyone have any more to add?


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