Tag Archives: developing characters

How to Write a Strong Unsympathetic Character

Don’t. This is a bit tongue-in-cheek.  But also I think true. I mentioned yesterday that I was surprised by the strong negative reaction one of my betas had to a character in one of my short stories.  I toned down … Continue reading

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How well should you know your characters?

So, Patricia C. Wrede had a great post yesterday: Worksheets It’s about those lovely character worksheets that people use to know their characters.  Like you’re somehow incapable of writing about a character unless you know their favorite food and color.

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What makes a person who they are?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, mostly as a writer but also as a person.  If I’m going to create memorable characters, then it will help to understand what makes a person who they are and not some sort … Continue reading

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