How our characters move through our stories is just as important as who they are within our stories. In fact, a character’s actions and movements give the reader insight into who our characters are and so much more.
Write Better, Right Now: Indirect and Direct Characterization
To kick our month of characterization off, I thought it’d be helpful to do our first topic on indirect and direct characterization—a common but often overlooked aspect of creating a character on the page. Many authors I work with rely on direct characterization to craft their characters on the page while leaving indirect characterization on the shelf.
Write Better, Right Now: Describing Body Language
Small tweaks pinpointing body functions and reactions to events can make a line or moment go from being boring to pulling the reader into what the character is feeling. Body language is another aspect of your characters that gives your story a hint of truth, honesty, and authorial control.
The Ultimate Guide to Character Creation
Power up your fiction by creating characters that are relatable, real, and complex.