06 Creating Memorable Characters
Episode Six: Creating Memorable Characters
It’s imperative that you create memorable characters so that your readers will for a connection with them, and be more invested in their success. It will also ensure that the stakes of the book are truly important.
- Johnny, Sean, and Dave talk about what THEY think makes a memorable character.
- They discuss some of their favorite characters in fiction/movies/pop culture, and what makes them great.
- They talk about the techniques they use to make their characters come to life.
- What is character DNA? Sean uses a series of questions, as if he were interviewing them, to help them feel authentic and memorable.
- The longer you write a character, them more they seem to come to life. In fact, a strong character will help you know what to write.
- Next time, the guys discuss a really cool trick they use to get a head start on memorable characters – by casting them.
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