Creating Characters

Character Interview - A Worksheet For Beginners

Character Interview – A Worksheet For Beginners

If you're looking for a starting point for creating a character, you will enjoy this worksheet. Lee White's character interview will kickstart your journey into your character's past. If you are looking for more in-depth questionnaires, please have a look at these: 9 Useful Character Questionnaires For…
The Love Interest As A Literary Device

The Love Interest As A Literary Device

Welcome to the fourth instalment in my series on the four main characters and why they are literary devices. This week, I’m going to write about the love interest's role in our stories. "It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for…

The Top 10 Psychology Blogs

Writers love psychology. We want to know why we act the way we do. We are fascinated by obsessions and phobias and mental illness. At the very least, psychology gives us fodder for our characters' motivations and impulses. Feedspot has compiled a list of the…
The Confidant As A Literary Device

The Confidant As A Literary Device

Welcome to the third instalment in my series on the four main characters and why they are literary devices. This week, I’m going to write about the confidant and his or her role in our stories. "He was my confidant, the person who was always on…
Is Your Antagonist A Match For Your Hero?

Is Your Antagonist A Match For Your Hero?

I have been writing about the four main characters and why they are literary devices. Last week I started with the protagonist. Today, I'm going to write about the antagonist and his or her role in our stories. "He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and…
Create An Unforgettable Protagonist

Yes, You Can Create An Unforgettable Protagonist

If we want to create memorable protagonists, we have to remember their purpose in our stories. Last week I wrote about the four main characters and why they are literary devices. Today I'm going to write about the protagonist and his or her role in our stories. “In nearly…
The 4 Main Characters As Literary Devices

The 4 Main Characters As Literary Devices

One of the easiest ways to tell if you have a story idea rather than a plot is by looking at the characters you include in your story. You need to pay special attention to four main characters in your story. Beginner fiction writers often…
7 Useful Lists To Help You Create A Character

7 Useful Lists To Help You Create A Character

Are you looking for a creative writing exercise to share with your students or your writing group? Use this infographic as a quick fix to help beginner writers create more rounded characters. Lists are one of the most useful prompts for writers to use as…
How To Use Your Antagonist To Define Your Story Goal

How To Use Your Antagonist To Define Your Story Goal

If you want to write a book, you have to keep your characters busy. You need to give them something to do. Presenting them with a tangible threat, giving them a reason to overcome it, and allowing them a way out, will give them a physical…
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