3 Writing Tips for Making Your Characters Memorable

“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.” — Ray Bradbury

This post shares writing tips to help you nail your character’s appearance, actions and personality to create a memorable hero. Last time, we shared advice for writing an antagonist, but what about a main character? Creating a lasting presence for your hero can be difficult, so here three tips to help you with the process.

13446121_l3 Writing Tips for Memorable Characters

  1. Fill in Their Reality

“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people, not characters. A character is a caricature.” — Ernest Hemingway

Your character is not just a character, they are a living person. Try to create a full and rich backstory for them and imagine their whole history. Determine their motivations, desires and deeper emotions. Your audience wants a character that feels complex, not flat.

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How to Write a Villain [3 Tips for Writers]

“You don’t really understand an antagonist until you understand why he’s a protagonist in his own version of the world.” –John Rogers

This post shares tips for writers for penning a great antagonist. We love to read stories of villains, from a superhero’s nemeses to the evil stepmother. Great novels have some sort of conflict or struggle for the hero at the hand of a foe, so it’s important your character development is strong.

7883998_lWhat is an Antagonist?

The antagonist is the character that opposes the hero character in your story. He or she serves as the counterpart to the main character who makes trouble, provides conflict and could be considered the “bad guy.” Antagonists can also be main characters or the center of the plot; here are 3 tips to help you write a good one.

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