Create Real Characters
It’s about characterization, fantastic dialogue – and ultimately, creating a character that feels like it has a soul. Not sure how to do that? This is where you find out.
The #1 Best Tip to Writing Dialogue
There are certain things dialogue should do, and certain things we as writers should avoid. This is the #1 best tip on writing dialogue I’ve ever heard.
Top 12 Character Archetypes
How to use incredible character archetypes to create characters that really move us – with intention. Plus 3 points you need BEFORE you draft a profile.
Start Your Story with Character
There are many aspects of story that inform certain things about your character, and in turn the character informs what must happen in the story. It’s a seamless dependence, round and round – so where do you as the creator of story start? You start with what matters most: character.
Character Inner Thoughts: when to write them
Expressing a character’s Inner Thoughts is the exact opposite of the whole “show don’t tell” mantra and philosophy we hear from every corner. But still – we DO need those Inner Thoughts. Here’s how to do it right.
How to Show Character through Action
When we talk about indirect characterization, we’re mostly talking about how to show character through action. This is better than bigger explosions.
How to Write Character Physicality Readers Never Forget
Character physicality is one of the key ways we build our characters. Done right, it’s how we make characters truly memorable. Here’s how.