Over the years we’ve posted over 90 articles on character from who to how-to. Murderers, villains, lovers, enduring characters, shoes, shape shifters, hackers, dicks, and cannibal dwarves – we’ve got those covered! Then there’s the great how-to topics including how to build character through dialogue, using everyday inspiration, interactions, perspective, conflict and a touch of horror.
By the time you’re done reading through these, you’ll feel like you’ve attended a full workshop. So, pick and click and enjoy!
Indiana Jones and the Great Test of Character
On Cannibal Dwarves and Other Character Problems
Character Study – It’s All About Soles – Building a Character from the Ground Up
How to Build a Murderer
Take Note of Inspiration
Programmers, Hackers, and Technology
The Conflicts of Character Design
What Does Your Dialogue Say About Your Characters?
How to be a Better Tease
The Right Voice for a Dick
Love Your Cannon Fodder
Building Character : The Art of Genuine Interactions
Take Control – Please!
Characters: A Writer’s Best Friends or Bêtes Noire?
3 Dimensions of Character – A Review of Larry Brooks’ Character Development Technique
Why do I like you when you’re standing in my way? The likable antagonist.
Villains, Villains, Everywhere-The Perfect Bad Guy For All Occasions
My Alien Being
Platonic Male-Female Relationships in Fiction (a.k.a. “The Glue”)
Shapeshifting: Mythical and Modern
The Outsider’s Perspective
A Secret History: The Real Stories Behind Literature’s Most Legendary Figures
Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl
Bad Boys and Anti-heroes: Why the Gals Love Them
Making the Fear Personal
Making Murder Acceptable
Writing Who You’re Not
Hot Fun in the Summertime
The Not-So Likable Hero
What Makes Good Horror?
Valuing Your Characters or Maslow for Writers