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How to prep for creating realistic characters

Nathan Bransford recently blogged about how to flesh out a character, listing three really important aspects of the preparation process: how it’s absolutely essential to understand what your characters want; how you really need to know their history; and how you should imagine your character at each part of their day (the choices they make, how they eat, where they go, what they think, etc.) 195 more words

Planning To Write

The Altar of Real Characters - Dobyns' The Church of Dead Girls

Some books are good, some are great and some transcend those categories into a place not quite describable. Last week’s American Psycho, certainly fit into that, but as I read it I wanted it to stop, I didn’t want to watch but I somehow needed to look. 547 more words

Book Review

"One Stop For Writers" Available October 7th

About a year ago, I searched for something to aid me with scene and character descriptions and by fate, I came across these unique thesaurus’s. 282 more words

Heroes Fortnight: What We Can Learn from Our Favourite Heroes (Female)

This post is part of Heroes Fortnight and carries on from our Favourite Heroes post. Focusing on our favourite heroes we wanted to analyse what it is that we most like about these characters, what we can learn from them and how we can use this to improve the characters in our stories. 1,399 more words

Writing Advice

Occupations for Characters

Looking for a job for your character? Check this list out for inspiration.


A Different Way to Write Realistic Characters - Part 2: Objective and Obstacle


If you’ve read Part One of this short series of writing tips, you will have seen the importance of creating interesting and realistic characters, even if they aren’t human. 1,298 more words

A Different Way to Write Realistic Characters - Part 1.


Everyone who teaches creative writing will tell you that it’s important to have realistic characters. They must be people the reader can relate to — even like — and the reader must be concerned for the protagonist. 781 more words