Yep. Another links post, my friends. Can't help myself :D
This time around, I went on the hunt for characters. Many writers say they suck at crafting believable/memorable/likeable fake people. Since I am absolutely perfect and brilliant, I have NO IDEA what they're talking about...
Anyway, here are some really great sources for you to whip those fake people into awesome shape:
Roni Loren dishes tips on how to create sympathetic characters.
Christina Lee talks about why changing who her main character is has helped her story.
The fabulous people over at The Blood-Red Pencil tell you how multiple modifiers can deepen characterization.
The lovely ladies over at YA Highway teach you about characters with Clifford the Big Red Dog, explain character motivation with Jack and Jill, and liken character description to the art of just enough.
Natalie Whipple shares her beef with strong female characters.
Janice Hardy (my writing hero) discusses things that are useful to know about your characters before you write.
Happy writing, blogging buddies!!