Creating Engaging Characters

Five things we need to know about our characters before starting to write:

Whoever we are writing for, we need to have characters that our readers identify with. The better we know our characters, the better we can share them with our readers.

So here are five things to ponder:

  • Physical characteristics
  • Temperament and personality
  • Back story: what has happened in the past to bring our characters to where they are now?
  • Current story: who do they live with, what are their hobbies, where do they go to work/school/college, what do they love, what do they hate . . .
  • Hopes and dreams for the future. This often gives our characters motivation to act.

Writing for a reason

We will be going into creating engaging characters in more detail in the Write for a Reason course, but I trust this little snapshot has been helpful to you anyway πŸ™‚

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