Rachel Poli provides us with 7 helpful and fun ways to create characters. Thanks, Rachel.
Creating characters isn’t always as easy as it seems. Sometimes the characters come to us and other times we have to chase them down.
I do think the creating of characters one of the most fun parts of writing a novel.
Characters go places we’ve never been. Characters can do things we’ve never dreamed of doing. Characters can be similar to us or they can be vastly different.
But how do you create characters that are similar but not exactly the same as the people around you? How can you create characters that have more experience than you in a given field?
1. Randomize Everything
I have two apps on my iPad: Name Dice and Lists for Writers. The Name Dice is exactly how it sounds. You tap the screen and the dice roll. The first die shows the first name and the second shows the last name. When you’re stuck…
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