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