Character Development

One of the greatest joys of writing is meeting great new characters. We may have an idea of what a character should look like and act like, but it’s not until we’ve exercised that character in a number of situations that we truly begin to understand what makes him tick.

Perhaps more importantly, the best characters are not invented; they are discovered. Like meeting a new friend, getting to know a character takes time. Since taking your character out to lunch or on a date may warrant stares or even an unplanned vacation, this section of our Tips and Techniques deals with ways to become better acquainted with a character in the privacy of your own home.

Just remember: characters are people too.

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