Footnotes: 5 Articles About Creating Characters

“First, find out what your hero wants.
Then just follow him.” ~ Ray Bradbury

Footnotes is a recurring series on the GLA blog where I pick a subject and provide several interesting articles on said topic. This week I’ve included five articles on writing characters.


1. Keeping it real. Author Lauren Oliver discusses how to create realistic characters.

2. How does that make you feel? On the blog, Will Writer for Cake, Lynne Hoenig talks about how to get inside a character’s head.

3. Nobody’s perfect. Editor Emma Dryden addresses the appeal of flawed characters; writing memorable ones can make your manuscript stand out.

4. Creating Characters. Check out this blog post on creating characters from the Men with Pens blog.

5. Bigger is better. Check out these tips for writing male characters.


This guest series by writer
Nancy Parish, who runs her
blog, The Sound and Furry.


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