1. Thanks for a useful tool in developing character layers. I took Lori’s class on characters at the U of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute last spring and it was one of my favorite classes.

  2. […] Mask: Of course your character has protection built against her fears. This is the mask she shows to the world to cover her fear, secret, or both! The mask is how the world sees your character. It’s the face she shows to the world so no one will be able to unearth her true fear. Yet another great conflict generator. (For more in depth discussion on your character’s façade or mask, see The First Layer of Character.) […]

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