Using Psychology to Write Characters – Written By Mindy Lawrence

on Writers on the Move:

One of the first writers I fell in love with was Edgar Allan Poe. His gothic horror latched on to my mind. I was powerless to save anyone from going over the precipice. He not only got into the heads of his characters but also into the heads of his readers.

Using psychological information to reach out and grab your audience can create unforgettable characters that burrow into the psyche. Questions you can answer to create memorable protagonists and antagonists include:

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2 thoughts on “Using Psychology to Write Characters – Written By Mindy Lawrence

  1. I know what the writer means. I’ve taken Lord knows how many different Psychology classes for college over the years (I think it’s between 6-8 altogether) when I was studying Human Services. And I totally draw upon what I learned in those classes to flesh out my characters more. My vampyre Nathan in particular since he’s been around over 170 years, I’m planning on delving much deeper into his mind in the coming stories.

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