Wrap up on characterization

» Posted on May 9, 2005 in Blog | 1 comment

EVERYTHING COMES FROM A CHARACTER’S BACKGROUND–GOALS, MOTIVATIONS AND CONFLICTS. That is why it is so important to know your characters well and possibly even do a sketch on them. If you don’t write your characterizations down, at least know them intimately in your mind. On my web site (www.margaretdaley.com) I have a character sketch you can use to help to flesh out your characters. Please use it if you want. And if you don’t know everything about one of your characters when you start to write your book, that’s okay, too. Believe me, they will speak up, sometimes totally surprising you. Good luck with your characterizations and your story. Your plot comes from your characters so take some extra time to develop them well.

1 Comment

  1. lol Margaret,
    I’ll leave the creativity to you.. I’ll just hang back and see what you come out with next.. I could never be a writer.. hugs Alley

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