No character, not story, right? But do you know your characters? And should you? Each character is consists of several parts, which, together, give the reader the idea of a real person. These include traits, nature, favorite and hated things, gestures, speech… When you give your character something specific in all these areas, they will look much more alive. If you really know your character, it will not be a problem for you to tell how they would behave even in an unrealistic situation, and you will avoid difficulties.Continue reading “Who is Your Character?”
Telling the reader a character feels happy is simple. And rather flat and boring. But showing signs of joy can give your story a strong punch that will make even your readers reflect the emotions while reading.Continue reading “Writing Body Language: Joy”
Writing a horror scene? A short story? Or are you up to a whole terrifying book? Here is a list of words that can help you describe characters.
Be sure to check the rest of the word banks!Continue reading “Horror Word Bank: Characters”
Creating characters that look and behave in a realistic way is one of the major challenges a writer faces. The main problem is, not a surprise, the author is just one human being. There are the personal views, experience, fears, preferences … and this, sadly, very often results in generic characters that flood the author’s work without them realizing the new protagonist in the next novel is just the short-haired, taller version of the previous one. Maybe the color of the t-shirt changed as well. And yet, this does not stop the readers from realizing the striking resemblance.
The danger that lies here is obvious. Repetition is boring. The same characters bring predictability, predictability ruins the joy of reading and, ultimately, the author may lose the audience and reputation.
However, there are a few things you can do to avoid the upper mentioned. You can also download our character sheet designed for writers for a quick and easy character creation.Continue reading “Realistic and Diverse Characters”