Shifting gears from story models to story elements as we will do every other week (mostly), here is "Element Presentation: Character" for you to discuss here. want more Dog River? Check out cornergas.com
Also if you desire some reinforcement, here is Holt Rineheart and Winston Publishers' "How to make a Character" ppt for aspiring writers that can be downloaded HERE for those of you needing some leveling, concept reinforcement, and examples of the modalities of character building. It has a clever little interactive element that I like.
Someone asked me once why the D1 is so "short and easy". Here's an interesting article for you to read about "Teaching to the TEXT" that will clear it up: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/opinion/20selsberg.html?_r=2
A heads up: Pitch your D3 idea to me via email when you have it even if we have talked about it, so we can begin conversing about the details of your plan. This "pitch" is not technically due for a few weeks, but start now and you won't regret it!