I think about this character descriptor from time to time:

Ed, Edd, n Eddy was one of my favorite shows as a young man/teenager. I was just past my non-teen years when I discovered it and I guess I already let the nostalgia of running around a cul de sac with my friends, getting into all the shenanigans, affect me.

But I think this character description page, focusing on the middle Edd, is a perfect way to get to know a character, especially if it’s one you’re making up. I sometimes think about how we know fictional characters from our books and movies and TV shows more than we know the ones we try to make up. At least, I have this problem. But looking at a page like this, and thinking about it perfectly describes the Edd character, makes me go, “Oh. Is that all I have to think of to make a fully rounded character?”

When you’re writing, it’s important to pick up these tricks. Learn from the best, then apply those lessons to your own stuff. Try lots of different tactics, find what works for you, then make the best thing you can.

Speaking of the best (and lazy segues):

My boys and I are going to be having a blast watching the final Ash v Leon battle.

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