Category Archives: Character

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Book Characters: Compelling Characterization Through Research

Compelling book characters - believable, breathing characters - are a constant challenge to a writer. Touching the reader's heart, drawing them into identifying with book characters and leaving a lingering trace of them in readers' lives, all this is often a matter of research, as Morgann Peters describes in today's How to be an Author guest post.
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Procrastination

I think we all do procrastination in various forms - the oven that suddenly requires cleaning urgently, letters that need to be written and cats that must be played with before sitting down to write. In this guest post Amanda Scott outlines how she uses procrastination for character development.
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Character Development | Creating the Psychology of a Character

“psychology drives behaviour”

Just like in real people, psychology drives behaviour in fictional characters. Character development requires an intimate knowledge of one's character's inner workings! In today's how to be an author guest post, Jody Zimmerman outlines his own approach to the psychology of a character. Continue reading Character Development | Creating the Psychology of a Character