Creating Characters

How To Define Your Character's Narrative

How To Define Your Character’s Narrative

To define your character's narrative, you need to discover the WHY. What is a narrative? A narrative is a story.  It is the way in which we present a situation or series of events that reflects a specific point of view, which comes with its own…
9 Useful Character Questionnaires For Writers

9 Useful Character Questionnaires For Writers

Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. If you are creating characters, we have put together a list of nine character questionnaires for writers to use. Writers want to create characters readers will remember. We want our readers to empathise with them and to…
Why Backstory Should Be The Scar Tissue Of Your Book

Why Backstory Should Be The Scar Tissue Of Your Book

Backstory is necessary. We all come from somewhere. Things have happened to us along the way. However, people would run screaming from us if we unburdened everything to them after our first introduction. If we find people interesting, we will ask them questions about how…
5 Ways To Get Your Characters Back On Track

5 Ways To Get Your Characters Back On Track

Do you feel as if your story is stuck? Is your character feeling unmotivated? Sometimes, it feels as if he or she is deliberately stopping the action. After all, if they are like real people, your characters don't like change. Here are some tips to…
9 Literary Terms You Need To Know

9 Literary Terms You Need To Know

We need to know the basics of literature when we read and write. Literature includes fiction, memoir, drama, and poetry. We use certain literary terms to describe the structure of literary works. We have to know these terms if we are studying literary works or…
5 Truly Unusual Ways To Round Out Your Characters

5 Truly Unusual Ways To Round Out Your Characters

Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. We have put together five unusual ways for you to round out your characters in this post. Are you sure you know your characters well enough? You have probably filled in character questionnaires. You have most likely…
Is The Age Of The Antihero In Fiction Finally Here?

Is The Age Of The Antihero In Fiction Finally Here?

Don’t you find it hard to name your real-life heroes? In a world of shifting morality, changing ethics and inverted values, the good guys and the bad guys are no longer as clear-cut as they were before. In fact, one person’s demon dictator is another’s…

My Top 3 Favourite Blogs On Character

We can sometimes overcomplicate or even over populate the cast of characters in our story. Which is why I’ve always tried to give other writers some tricks and techniques to help create characters that live and breathe on the page. 1.  Create Dynamics: Who Are The…
10 Really Useful Ways To Avoid Creating Lovable Caricatures

10 Really Useful Ways To Avoid Creating Lovable Caricatures

You Don’t Have To Create Lovable Characters You do, however, have to create empathetic characters. There is nothing worse than reading a well-plotted book that is driven by an unlikeable character. Protagonists carry a story. If your readers can’t identify with them, they lose interest.…
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