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I have a real interest in character naming, which was why I compiled the master list of historically accurate Regency names a little while ago. For this list, I got a little help from The New Baby ...

I have a real interest in character names, which was why I compiled the master list of historically accurate Regency names a little while ago.

How to Create Characters Who Will Come Alive in Your Novel - The Write Life

How to Create Characters Who Will Come Alive in Your Novel

"A better way to write complex characters is, ironically, to simplify them. How to Create Characters Who Will Come Alive in Your Novel

female characters to avoid writing

I’ve only seen Twilight, but I think I agree with the Bella Swan thing. Movie Hermione is definitely different from Book Hermione. I kinda fell in love with Book Hermione.

A Novel In One Year: The Breakdown

A novel in one year - a breakdown by tasks / weeks. How to write a novel in a year. A step-by-step visual breakout.

Stressed-Out Characters – Just the Way We Want Them--Guest Post by Diane Krause -Using the Birkman Method

25 ways to create classic characters readers will love - Stressed-Out Characters – Just the Way We Want Them--Guest Post by Diane Krause -Using the Birkman Method

Get inspired with these fantasy writing prompts

25 Fantasy Writing Prompts

If you wait for inspiration to strike before you start writing, you might never put fingers to keys. Here are 25 fantasy writing prompts to get you started.

This actually helps a lot because I think people overuse descriptive writing sometimes

This actually helps a lot because I think people overuse descriptive writing sometimes . Show don't tell, writing

25 Things About Creating Characters

25 Things About Creating Characters

As a writer, creating characters is probably the most important thing you do. Get it wrong, and the story will be wrong no matter how well plotted. Here are 25 things to know.

How a quirk can DEEPEN a character.

Is a Quirk Just What Your Character Needs

QUIRKS - "A well-written quirk crosses the line between characterization and character development. Characterization shows the charac. to the reader, and charac. development is the process of creating the charac.

Oh but there's way more! It gives you an email address, favorite color, home address, occupation, etc.

The Fake Name Generator generates a WHOLE NEW IDENTITY including addresses, credit card information, etc. What a great source for student writing prompts!

Write Better: The 7 Qualities of High-Concept Stories // Just in case...

Write Better: The 7 Qualities of High-Concept Stories

It's important, as a writer, to know your characters well. Otherwise, you're characters will be too incomplete, causing your readers to not sympathize or fall in love with them. I have problems with this as well. write.

The two question character sheet: For what would your character die? Who would your character kill and under what circumstances?

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