Writing Characters: Love them or Hate them

Writer Babble


Characters. Without them a story can’t be. Characters are the pawns we use within the environment we write to create each scene. Without them we can have no conflict, we can have no dialog and the story will be pretty dry and boring. There is a reason why we remember characters years after we read the book or watch the movie. They burrow into our minds, causing us to reflect back on their trials and tribulations. We want them to succeed, we want the good to win over the bad but inevitably we want each character’s arc to reach a conclusion. A conclusion that satisfies the reader or viewer.

I love grabbing a book, finding a main character, sometimes even a secondary character to get behind. I care what happens to them as I’m going to spend a good number of hours or days with them, following their journey. I…

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