According to Noam J. Dromi, Co-President of Legion of Creatives, at the end of the day stories live and die by characters. Incorporating relatable characters into a story will not only grab the audience, but will also provide inspiration to the writer. The story idea itself can be big and juicy, but if it's not grounded in characters that the writer can really care about, it can be difficult to get from start to finish. Other ways that writers can find writing inspiration is to always be curious, be an avid reader, and pay attention to the ideas or stories where they feel an emotional connection.
Author and filmmaker Susan Rohrer explains how to develop faith based characters that meet the expectations of your audience, including considering things like the audience's willingness to accept darker characters in faith based stories.
The art of telling a compelling story that not only sucks in your audience, but at the same time creates a three dimensional world in which your characters can truly come to life is the sign of a great writer. In this article we'll share some of the primary reasons it is crucial your main character spend most of the novel working toward something and failing to achieve it.
Great stories are populated with great characters. Book with three dimensional characters fly off the shelves, are placed on e-reader wish lists, and are bought on the first day they are released. You want to take time to extensively develop your characters, but how do you start?
Sci-fi author Vernor Vinge, describes the importance of creating relatable characters, even when they are aliens or other non-human sci-fi creations. Taking this approach helps the reader to feel connected to the characters.
Character is more than appearance, backstory and goal. Donna Hatch will discuss how to develop believable, multi-dimensional characters that bring new depth to your story.
Yes, you created them, but, if you’re doing your job, your characters will come alive at some point. That’s when you need to stop writing and start listening. Steve Piacente will discuss how yielding control can help you discover the secrets your characters are hiding.
Although many considerations go in to a compelling character, five considerations are crucial to a three-dimension rendering on the page. With these areas covered, you will be ready to explore in greater depth the character's physical, psychological and sociological nature.