When trying to get the hang of writing a character or characters, I will sometimes do word-sketches to try and feel out their patterns of interacting. When Shaenon and I were hashing out the primary cast of the webcomic “Skin Horse” I did a series of short scenes involving the characters of Jonah Yu and Nera Vivaldi to practice with them. In honor of their recent re-appearance in the strip, I thought it would be interesting to show you a couple of them:
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“Specialization,” said Jonah.
Nera looked at him. “Your point being?”