How Do You Develop Characters?

I’d be happy to give you some pointers about writing characters.

We often discuss characters in oue Writing Excuses podcast. For example some episodes from Season 1 that may be of use as you write your characters include:

Episode 5: Heroes and Protagonists
Episode 6: Flaws vs Handicaps
Episode 7: Villains
Episode 33: Side Characters

Or just search for episodes that have the tag Characters

If you’d like to see how I developed my characters in MISTBORN, you can go to my website and have a look at the Mistborn annotations. These give you my thoughts as I wrote each chapter, including how I developed my characters.

I think that these resources will answer many of your questions.

Good luck!

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