HOW TO WRITE BETTER CHARACTERS

Are you starting a new fiction work and having a hard time solidifying your characters? Keep reading to figure out how to write better characters.

When starting a new work of fiction, characters are so, so , so important. Readers can tell when you have an unfleshed out character. While characters do not have to be perfect they do have to work in tandem with your story. So…how do I write good or even better characters? To really get a sense of who your characters are and why they matter to your story, let’s ask and answer the following questions.

  1. What does the character want and why?
  2. What is the character’s goal and how does that relate to the story?
  3. Who or what stands in the way of the character’s goal in the external plot?
  4. Who or what stands in the way of the character’s goal in the internal plot?
  5. Does the character’s arc stand to make them win or lose?

Here are two additional tips for you if you are still confused on how to flesh out your characters.

  1. When writing new scenes/chapters, define the goals of each scenes and obstacles within the scenes and how they relate to the characters goals.
  2. Write your character a hook that makes them identifiable and interesting.

Written by Baleigh Shortreed.

“Patience is the key to growth; growth is the key to change.”

Baleighshortreedmngmt@gmail.com

Baleighshortreed.com

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AUTHOR + CONTENT CREATOR MISSION: I GUIDE THOSE WHO DESIRE A BETTER LIFE TO LIVE MORE AUTHENTICALLY BY EDUCATING AND SHOWING THEM WHAT NOT TO DO.

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Baleigh Shortreed

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AUTHOR + CONTENT CREATOR MISSION: I GUIDE THOSE WHO DESIRE A BETTER LIFE TO LIVE MORE AUTHENTICALLY BY EDUCATING AND SHOWING THEM WHAT NOT TO DO.

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