Writing Characters Your Readers Care About

Writing characters can be one of the most difficult things you'll come across while writing a story. Well, maybe characters aren't the hardest thing. But creating a character who seems authentic and life-like, a character your readers care about? That's a different story! Writing great characters is very difficult. I honestly feel like my characters … Continue reading Writing Characters Your Readers Care About

5 Great Ways to Create Character Names

You've come up with a great idea for a character. They have a background, a flaw, a strong personality, and a great part to play in your new, epic novel! You only have one problem. Whenever you were plotting out this new character, you titled them "CHARACTER NAME HERE" or "NAME". And now you're stuck. … Continue reading 5 Great Ways to Create Character Names

5 Ways to Craft Your Characters With Your Themes

Sometimes when we write the themes to our stories, we don’t consider the vast subject of crafting our characters to fit our theme. Many times we craft them separately, first creating the theme, and then creating the characters (or vice-versa). That is a big mistake. Whenever you’re crafting your characters, you should always have the … Continue reading 5 Ways to Craft Your Characters With Your Themes

Novel Snippets: A Silence in the Shadows: Entering the Castle

Another quick snippet for you all! Enjoy! 🙂 “Come on,” Crater whispered, and the five of them ran toward the castle. They would have to climb up over the castle wall and come back down inside. Crater unpacked the big crossbow that hung on his back. He loaded it with a grappling arrow with a … Continue reading Novel Snippets: A Silence in the Shadows: Entering the Castle

Four Part Blog Series: Beginning a Novel: Part 4: The Characters

Before you want to write a novel, you're going to want to know your characters pretty well, right? I mean, you don't want to write bland, wooden characters at the beginning of your novel and then by the end you've got your character down. No, you want to have them nice and rounded already before … Continue reading Four Part Blog Series: Beginning a Novel: Part 4: The Characters