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  1. Portfolio Appearances & Articles By Juneta Key - Juneta Key
    August 25, 2022 @ 21:10

    […] Expansive Mini-Guide for Structuring Your Short Story on Insecure Writer’s Support Group BlogUsing Astrology to Create 3-Dimensional CharactersYou can find this article in my Publication The Art of Fiction on […]

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  2. Loni Townsend
    June 26, 2019 @ 13:31

    Heh, I’m an Aries, but I’m not a risk-taker nor am I confrontational. Leaving things unfinished, though… yeah, that’s me.

    I haven’t looked at Astrology for my characters, mostly because they live in a world with a different calendar and star system. I did take a personality test for my main guy, and he came out as an ENFP, the exact opposite of my ISTJ personality. I think my favorite source of starting characterization is the character Archetypes listed in a book I picked up 12 years ago from the Barnes and Noble bargain rack: 45 Master Characters. There’s usually some gender-bending in the roles they play, for instance my main male is most often The Maiden (idealistic and needs other people to help get him out of a jam) and my main female is The King (she likes to manage everything and puts her people foremost in her concerns).

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  3. Chrys Fey
    June 24, 2019 @ 15:43

    I love astrology, but I’ve never actually used it as a character development tool. Now I’m trying to remember when Beth’s birthday was in Flaming Crimes. It was April, like when the fire happened in my real life, so she must be an Aries like me. 🙂

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  4. Jacqui Murray
    June 24, 2019 @ 11:03

    That is clever, Juneta. I never thought of that. You get an entire banquet of related characteristics.

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