How to Write a Great Character #3

Experienced geologists who are specifically selected for trillion-dollar space expeditions—presumably with decades of experience studying all manner of geological phenomena—and personally equipped with no less than six wirelessly transmitting autonomous rapid scanning hoverpods streaming hyper-accurate mapping information and who are directly connected to stationed navigators examining streaming 3d renderings of the hoverpods’ maps should get lost when returning to base.

How to Write a Great Character #2

He should have no back story, story arc, or future. A character who has a story is uninteresting. He should lack both a personality and distinguishable character traits because these things alienate us. He should be completely scrapped, redesigned, and barely recognizable as the same character, or possibly be a different person altogether, in each “story” in which he’s involved.