Is the Western way of raising kids weird? – BBC Future
Applies to fantasy and science fiction, too. How do human and alien races raise babies? What impact does that have on culture and characters?
Think about it.
The 16 facial expressions most common to emotional situations worldwide — ScienceDaily
Inspired by a writing exercise (write a letter to the hero applying to be their sidekick) at the end of a Hawaii Fiction Writers work shop on buddies and sidekicks:
“When you’re captured by the bad guys, tied up and being tortured to reveal where our client is hidden, I would shoot you in the head – then myself – to protect our client’s life.”
The Republican Party needs to do this to Trump:
Us writers need this, too. How many stories have one or more characters that have to stand up to an authority of some sort (legitimate or illegitimate)?
Not only that, but emotions are interconnected and continuous (not discrete, quantized states.
Keep in mind for creating characters and how they feel and behave.
A newer way to look at personality: traits instead of types: