Creating Characters


We’ve all been there. You have this great idea for a novel, but, for some reason or another, you’re struggling with the characters. If you’re a beginning novelist then perhaps your first question is “how do I create a compelling character?” Or perhaps you’re just having some minor problems with consistency in your characters or characters’ motives. Either way, I believe there is a solution!

The answer to the first question: “how do you create a compelling character?”

Unfortunately, there is not one answer to this question. There are many things that have to come into place to create a compelling character; however, there is one thing that you can do that will ensure the stability of the character and give them purpose (the first step to creating a compelling character!) — and that is to give them a motive.

In writing, everything comes back to this, which is what makes…

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Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: Homepage: Blog: Twitter:

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