Category Archives: Character Development

#25 Your Write to: Individualize Your Characters

Give ’em verbal ticks or special ways of fidgeting, that’s how you flesh ’em out!

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#24 Your Write to: Give Your Characters Backstories

What was their childhood like? What kind of family did they live with? Were they healthy or dysfunctional? These questions and more can help inform your characters’ backstories and how they move, talk, and act in the present timeline of … Continue reading

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#23 Your Write to: Give Your Characters a Break

Put your characters through hell, sure, but also give them a break from time to time!

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#22 Your Write to: Complicate Your Characters’ Lives

You don’t know Heaven ’til you’ve been through Hell!

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#21 Your Write to: Give Your Charcters Opposing Values

It’s bad enough to have antagonists that oppose your character’s values, and even better for your character to have their own set values that clash amongst themselves!

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#20 Your Write to: Give Your Characters Values

Give them morals and desires worth testing their limits for!

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Blooper Reels and Humility

I don’t know about you, but I personally love watching blooper reels from TV shows and movies. It’s nice to see the imperfections in performances before the piece gets polished up into consumable perfection. But while it is enjoyable to watch … Continue reading

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