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Creating Authentic Characters

We must create real, authentic characters that absorb our readers. Will our readers find our characters believable? Will the readers identify with them? Will they seem them as being too flawed or too perfect?

The following articles provide some important lessons as we strive to create characters that will stay with our readers long after they have finished reading.

I have writing exercises to help with creating stronger characters.

Five exercises to create authentic characters

Do your readers see your characters they way you see them

Creating characters of the opposite gender

Creating Character Sketches

Understanding Character and Plot

An Editor’s take on characters

An interview with the great Anne Tyler on creating memorable characters

Creating Great Characters


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