Characters

Creating Characters Who Pop Off The Page – How To Make Characters Pop by Connie Flynn

THOUGHT BUBBLES: Terrific fiction comes from going beyond the quick and easy answers that are generally what first comes to mind.  So don’t take your first ideas but don’t discard them either, because first answers often really are the best. Just as often, they are the cliched, the ordinary, the ‘what everyone does’ kind of …
Characters

Creating Characters That Pop Off The Page – Who Are Your People? by Connie Flynn

Building characters can feel like an upside?down process.  How can you decide what kind of attitude the character will have when you haven’t even decided what kind of person they are?But it really isn’t upside down. It’s more like a spiral, a tornado if you prefer, circling round and round, adding layers each time, possibly …