developing characters · Writing Craft

WCW: Developing Well-Rounded Characters – Positive and Negative Traits

What draws you into a book? Is it the thrilling plot? The sizzling romance? The comical situations? Or is it something more?

Read to find out how using positive and negative traits can create well-rounded characters.

developing characters · Writing Craft

WCW: Developing Well-Rounded Characters – Archetypes

Developing a well-rounded character takes time and purpose. Many authors do a character interview to help get to know their characters. But I recommend doing something a little bit different. Check out how archetypes can create well-rounded characters your readers can connect to.

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Character Motivation – Answering Why

Last week we took an In-depth Look at Character Goals. This week we will examine the why of external and internal goals. At the end of the post you will find application questions to guide you on your way.   What is Motivation?   Goal and motivation co-exist. You cannot have one without the other.… Continue reading Character Motivation – Answering Why

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An In-depth Look at Character Goals

In a continuation of our look at GMC (Goal, Motivation, & Conflict), today I am focusing on an in-depth look at character goals. At the end, I will leave you with some guiding questions to help you develop your own character goals.   Last week we defined a goal as answering two questions.  What does… Continue reading An In-depth Look at Character Goals

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What is GMC?

The first step to developing a novel beyond the initial concept is to develop your GMC. If you are a newbie like me, you might not know what those three letters represent. Let me share what I have learned. What is GMC? GMC stands for Goal, Motivation, and Conflict. These three concepts are developed around your… Continue reading What is GMC?