Thursday, October 21, 2010

Awesome Fake People: Links On Creating Characters

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!!


  1. Helpful links, thanks! I love your post title "Awesome Fake People" LOL.

  2. Oh awesome links! Thanks Amparo, I'll check them out!

  3. GREAT links you've got here. Thank you going to go stalk more blogs now!

  4. You're gorgeous for finding these links out - thank you!!

    Take care

  5. Great links, thank you for sharing!

  6. Yay, awesome links for charactering. Yeah, I bet charactering isn't a real word, but I'm making it one. heehee.

  7. Great links! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  8. YAY! Thanks for the shout-out, missy!

  9. Yes, I've seen several of these!

    (Thanks for the blog award!)

  10. I love it when you scour the blogosphere for me and list so much awesome in one place. You rock, my friend!