ROUND• Round characters are well developed. They have depth. We want to KNOW about them and find them interesting or intriguing. They are complex and we want to get into their head.• Think ROUND like a basketball – you can get inside it and look around.
FLAT• These characters are not well developed. They are not complex. We do not think about them or “get into them”. Often these are support characters.• Think FLAT like concrete. You cannot get inside of them and look around. (metaphorically)
CHARACTERS Are either ROUND or FLAT but not both! Think about it…..either we get into them andthey are complex, or we don’t and they are not. No grey areas here.ROUND or FLAT
DYNAMIC• Dynamic characters undergo a fundamental change due to events in the story.• Things happen to change them inside as a person.• Think Dynamic people have a lot of variety going on in their lives! They change up and adapt.
STATIC• Static characters stay the same inside or the same type of character no matter what happens.• Think STATIC electricity. It just sits there. Just like these characters.
CHARACTERS are either static or dynamic but not both.• Again, think about it—they either change inside and their beliefs or they stay the same.STATIC or DYNAMIC
Characters are ROUND or FLAT and STATIC or DYNAMIC