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I know this question was asked 2 years ago but on the off chance anyone is reading this... Have Eris feel immense guilt and sorrow and just general intense emotion with regards their killing. Have it haunt her, have her only kill out of blind panic and then feel instant remorse, or have her exhaust every other option before killing a person. And give her a ...


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The reason why it might feel like shallow character characterization is because you’ve stopped at just an idea. It would help to understand this character’s backstory. You know your character is goth and Native American, but what does that mean for them, personally? When did they discover the gothic subculture? What made them want to take part in it? How ...


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Some random observations from my active days in the scene. They aren't writing suggestions exactly, but bits and pieces to use for flavor: My friend jhimm used to joke the only things all goths have in common is boots. Yes, it was a joke, but he'd make it at ManRay or at a party and I'd look around and hear the truth in it. We talked a lot about how doing ...


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It helps if you integrate "touches of goth" in their daily behaviour. This can be typically goth elements (make-up, music,...) but also more subtle things. Typically goth: What music do they listen to in their room, or on public transport? What posters do they have in their room? How are their clothes and backpacks decorated? Do they have goth ...


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How much does it matter that they are a goth? I am not going to say that you shouldn't write characters with traits that don't affect the story. Indeed that's a big part of making characters feel whole. However. If your story involves a character that is a goth, then you want them to act like a goth would in that situation, not show off that they are a goth. ...


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Good news, there is lot of ways to do that. Bad news, they have all been tried and fall into beaten tropes. Personal commitment. Make one or both of your characters already married, engaged or having ostensibly strong feeling for someone else. Then, near the end, use some kind of a plot device to release them from this commitment; Commitment to destiny. ...


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Subtlety, Subtlety, Subtlety: You want to handle this very subtly. Every interaction is an opportunity to present the attraction while making it clear they don't understand themselves or each other. Whenever the characters are together, you can add one or more of these elements, and even if the reader doesn't know this is a sign of attraction, the fact that ...


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