Kings & Kingdoms
Today I am going to talk about kings and kingdoms. Most of my stories are set in and around kingdom's and sometimes the very throne room itself.
Maybe there isn't a king in your story, however, it is important to remember what kind of role your government plays in any story. Though it might directly play into the story, there is always the underlying heartbeat that government plays in your characters lives. Keep in mind what kind of government is in your country. Republic, Democracy, Communist, Dictatorship....and many other there are to choose from.
Kings, there are some typical stereotypes.
King's as characters are easy to simply just sketch out a basic king and puppet him around, but if they are closely related to any character in the story it's important to add at least a second dimension of purpose and motivation for what is important to the country.
If your character is a loyal hero, they should carry what the king's purpose is for his nation close to his heart.
Meanwhile, a rebel should want to tear it limb from limb.
Tips for adding depth: Find flaws in what they believe, and truth in what the other side believes and cause them to question who they are and what they are doing.