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Thursday, February 21, 2013

How to create good characters for your novel

The purpose of creating interesting characters for your novel is to add depth and dimension to the individuals driving your plot. Simply put, to keep your readers engaged and connected.

When creating characters, it is important to make each one distinct and different.

When introducing new characters; provide a clear impression of that character’s uniqueness. They should have depth that will make them seem real to your reader.

The key to creating believable characters is to make them consistent by making sure they are purposeful in the plot.

You will likely need background characters to make the story seem real; like a waiter in the restaurant or a cashier at the grocery store. Their presence helps reinforce and enrich your description of the scene.

Take time to craft characters that make sense in your chosen setting, and a concise description of each.

Develop a background for your characters. Where did they grow up? What is their educational background? Etc…

Plan the development of your characters by having a direction in mind.

One of the keys to a successful novel is keeping the reader interested. Believability is crucial. You must first believe in your characters before you expect anyone else to.

Start your story, be creative, and have fun.

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