Word Wednesday · Writing

Working with your characters: Series Intro [1/7]

Hey guys,

Welcome to the new mini series that will be up over the next few weeks, this series is all about your characters; all of them! This is going to be the mini series associated with Word Wednesday for the next few weeks. I hope you enjoy!

Now we all know that to write a good story, you need some good characters. But what makes a good character? Is it their personality? Their attitude? Their looks? Maybe it is a bit of everything!

Over the next few posts I plan on taking a closer look at some of these characters, how we build them and why they fit into certain categories! We’ll explore how you develop them, how they effect your writing, and when is a good time to develop them within your plot. Now there are six different character types that we’ll be looking at:

  • Female Main Characters
  • Male Main Characters
  • Villains
  • Anti-heroes
  • Anti-villains
  • Background/ secondary characters

What we’ll do is, firstly consider each of these characters, look at a few examples and then look at some techniques I use for developing them for my own writing.

Disclaimer: I am not a professional, these development techniques, clichés, examples, and discussion points are what I personally use or see.

So, lets get on with the series! If you like this series, please give it a like and a comment!

Until next time,

Helen x


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