Introduction to our Character Fractalling System

Character Fractalling System

We just made a system for fractalling out deep characters: characters that will make your story stand out from everyone else’s, and which will make your readers want to read it again and again. A truly deep character will not only be able to make any plot fascinating to read, but will make plots that are fascinating in their own right. Good fiction is character-driven, no matter what the genre, and so that is why we developed this system for aiding you in making your own deep characters.

The focus of this system is developing your character independently of his appearance, skills, or physical mannerisms. These are dealt with in due time and order, but these are not what makes great characters. You need to be able to have a real person in your story, someone who the readers can recognize and get to know like none other. Therefore, you need more than just their favorite food or their hair color or their preferred martial art system.

We avoided using genre-specific attributes and questions. It is very possible to use the system no matter what genre your character is going to be in.

We have set this up in seven stages with seven steps (or questions) each. This is to aid in natural flow, memory retention, comprehension, readability, and just for plain old fun. We are not saying that real people (or made up people) are limited to what we have here, or that everyone is somehow mystically made out of seven sevens (although that sounds cool). This is simply for your and our ease and organization.

I will be posting these sections one at a time over the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

With joy and peace in Christ,

Jay Lauser aka Sir Emeth Mimetes


8 Responses

  1. I’m looking forward to it! *rubs hands together excitedly*

    I liked the ‘preferred martial art system’ part. 😀 It made me laugh!

  2. It truly is amazing when characters become independent of you and they’re the ones driving the story.
    I use the OYAN system for all my characters, but I can’t wait to see how you develope real characters with your own system. 🙂

    • Let me know how my system measures up to the OYAN system. I have seen no system that can compare to the level of depth that we have put into this system. But I want to know how the OYAN does it.

  3. Will can do.

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