Friday, January 2, 2009

Character Development

Developing you characters can be a challenge. You can begin by creating a list that revolves around the character's race, religion, and location. Research the things that each of these characteristics require.

If you are developing a character that you want to be unlikable, think about all the features that are in people you dislike. Do they smoke and that bothers or you do they constantly check their Blackberries? Maybe they chew with their mouths open. Keep a running list of the annoying things and throw them in where it fits in your story.

Keep your ears open to conversation around you. If the character you are trying to develop has a sense of humor, listen to conversations that make people laugh. Don't quote them verbatim, but use the quotes as guides in your writing.

Copyright 2008 Lynn Tincher

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The Literary Lynnch Pen is a weekly newsletter published by Lynn Tincher. About Lynn: Lynn was born in the small town of La Grange, Kentucky and grew up in Goshen. Lynn studied Theater Arts in College in hopes of becoming a Drama/English teacher. She has written articles in local newspapers and travel brochures. Now, she is focused on writing novels, short stories and poems. The second edition of her book "Afterthoughts" will be released in April of 2009 with the sequel "Left in the Dark" to be released on October of 2009. She also manages Artist Corner, an artist social website dedicated to help all artists become successful. Her eZine and website provides helpful tips and information. Lynn also provides email list management services. She has partnered with Constant Contact to help provide authors, artists, and small businesses the services to manage their email lists and marketing strategies, eZines, electronic newsletters, coupons and bulletins. Please visit: