Creating Characters

The 13 Secrets To Great Characters

In a recent article, psychologists claim that the average person has 13 secrets at any given time – five of which they’ve never shared with anyone. It’s an intriguing premise – and it got me thinking. What are the secrets I’ve never shared? Well, I don’t…

5 Things Writers Can Learn From People Watching

Last night, after watching a movie, my friend I went for a coffee and a quick catch up. As we chatted, my eye darted around the coffee shop. I realised how much I missed people watching. It’s a bit of a guilty secret. We’re all…

33 Fabulous Resources To Use When You Name Characters

Naming your characters is as important as naming your children. Take care when you do it. In my post, 10 Things To Consider When Naming Characters, I discuss what you should think about when you're looking for names. Four important starting points are: Does the meaning…

An Illustrated Look At Creating Dynamic Characters

"There's something wrong with your main characters, and you can't quite put your finger on it. When we struggle with creating a compelling, believable story for our protagonists, it most often boils down to one thing: we haven't fully grasped who they are, and what…

Angry Characters And What To Do With Them

Angry characters are characters who haven’t found a way to live in the world as it really is. They’re itchy inside their own skin. They’re good to write about. Anger can be an engine for plot, for characterisation. At the moment, I’m writing a screenplay…
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