We’re revisiting our roots this month and getting back into the craft of writing with the start of a series on character development. Being romance and women’s fiction authors, we feel strongly that characters are the most important part of your story. The decisions they make drive plot and, when they’re written well, they can feel so real that readers form deep connections to them. We’ve all read that book where we desperately wanted to have a beer with the main character– that’s the feeling you want to create as an author!
In our February episode, Alexis and Julia kicked off the conversation with a discussion about building characters. Both of them talk about the different techniques they use to before and during the writing process, as well as some tricks to help them continue to strengthen those characters through the editing process. Check it out here:
Here are links to some of the things we mention in the show:
- Michael Hauge’s Inner Conflict
- Alexis mentioned Peaky Blinders and Sons of Anarchy as having good examples of well-developed villains
Thank you so much for listening/watching! We’ll see you in March with more fun craft of writing talk (which is seriously one of our favorite things, ever!).
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