How To Capture Your Character’s Appearance

My mini-blog series of character development has come to its last post. Here are all the previous factors if you’ve missed out.

  1. Backstory and Flashbacks
  2. Character’s Voice and Dialogue.
  3. Values and Beliefs
  4. Goals and Motivations

In the last post of character development, I will be discussing how to capture your character’s appearance.

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How to Create Your Characters Goals and Motivations

For the past few weeks, I have been doing a mini-blog series of character development – here are the links Backstory and FlashbacksCharacter’s Voice and DialogueHow To Build On Your Characters Values and Beliefs

In the first post of the series, I mention there are five important factors to consider building your character and a well-rounded character. These are (not in ascending importance level):

  1. Back-story and flashbacks
  2. Voice and Dialogue
  3. Beliefs and values
  4. Goals and motivations; and
  5. Physical traits.

In the second last post of my mini-series, I will be looking at your characters goals and motivations. Continue reading “How to Create Your Characters Goals and Motivations”

How To Build On Your Characters Values and Beliefs

Over the past few blogs, before my honeymoon, I have been doing a mini-blog series of character development – here are the links Backstory and FlashbacksCharacter’s Voice and Dialogue.

In the first post of the series, I mention there are five important factors to consider building your character and a well-rounded character. These are (not in ascending importance level):

  1. Back-story and flashbacks
  2. Voice and Dialogue
  3. Beliefs and values
  4. Physical traits; and
  5. Goals and motivations.

In this post, I will be looking at how to build on your character’s values and beliefs in your novel.

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How to Flesh Out the Antagonist

As I continue to add depth, magic, sparkle, flow, atmosphere, to my novel, A Time of Stones. I also work hard at eliminating the hackneyed, lazy forms of expression and concentrate on the settings and making my characters float up from the page.

At the moment, I am concentrating on: the antagonist.

Every protagonist needs a worthy opponent. When it comes to crafting the antagonist, it’s important to put just as much work into his backstory and motivations as you did for your hero.

Your protagonist needs a true challenge, and to be challenged, he/she needs an equal.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when writing the antagonist.

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