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Offline BlutWulf

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« on: February 16, 2004, 11:15:30 pm »
how does one well.. introduce furry characters into a story? I am currently working on a short story and have just gotten to the character intro's, I would like to put furries in it but this is my first time writing something like this and am at a loss as to how I should do this.. any advice would be greatly appreciated, and hopefully in a few days I will be able to post my story..

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2004, 01:32:53 pm »
Well what do you have as the story thus far?  Are there any non-furry characters?  What is the tone of the story?

In general just write the story as if you are walking into this place and situation for the first time.... describe what you see and feel.. adapt this to the mood and tempo of your story as it fits.
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2004, 03:06:10 pm »
so far? a decent sized introduction into what is going on, would have been shorter, but I was in kind of a bad mood at the time and continued to elaborate on some things. as far as characters go I would like to include both furries and non-furries. like I said though, I have never written anything with furries in it and now that I am at the point where I plan on introducing some of the main characters, I am not sure as to how I should go about describing the furry ones.. sorry if this seems kind of stupid, but I really don't want to mess the story up..

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2004, 03:10:08 pm »
'<img'>  Writing any story from your own imagination is always a wonderful inspiration! As to your question? Start by drawing a circle on a piece of paper with the characters name in the center. Next, draw lines in differant directions from the outside of the circle or use space below it. On each line, write certain attributes, such as the characters likes and dislikes. certain habits this character has. (like rubbing his\her hands together when nervous) special traits like sewing or mountain climbing. Maybe the character has a certain abnormality like a twitch in his\her left eye when talking about something that bothers them. Basically, on each line, kinda of define your character get to know them so you know who they are internally as well as externally. Then perhaps ruff draft a small background of who they are, where they are from. Once you have this done, you will know your character inside and out and be able to identify with them when writing.
As a note, don't hesitate not to describe the character to much at once or in the beginning of your story. Give little hints or ideas of your charcter or a small selective description. That way, readers of the story slowly grow with your character and learn who they are over time. Introduce parts of your character\characters a little at a time, that way the story moves on and there isn't a long to-do about the character. Treat your character as a mystery that is slowly being solved around the scenario of their actions and life. It's an old trick I use when writing, I hope it helps. If you have any more questions, feel free to email at dbaneswolf@yahoo.com I would be more than happy to help you out. My responce might be a little slow, I drive trucks for a living and am leaving home for a couple of weeks, however, I do check my email while on the road. Each truck stops have computer terminals I can get too. So I will respond as soon as able.  ':?:'
I hope I helped you out, look forward to reading it!
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2004, 02:24:26 am »
Well, I write mostly science-fiction. In my stories, the few anthropomorphic individuals I've got kicking around are the products of science. They're introduced through a variety of means, most usually stemming from their unique social presence.

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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2004, 04:56:51 pm »
Personally, I haven't written too many stories with furry characters, but I introduced them just like any other character.  Most of the time I don't focus very closely on their physical description right away, so unless it's important that this character is a furry, don't spend much time describing their appearance.
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