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Monday, April 14, 2008

"Memorable Characters" up at The Book Connection

As a part of the promo for Return of the Sword, The Book Connection has posted a small article I wrote on Creating Memorable Characters--

Most new writers understand this, but many make the mistake of confusing a character with a bunch of character traits. Deciding that your detective walks with a limp, has a deep southern accent, has a peculiar scar on his forehead and drives a 1957 Vovlo sedan does not make him real to the reader. That might be a start, but unless there are real reasons for each of these things, they will remain what they are; a bunch of random things decided at a whim.


The rest of the article is here.

1 comment:

Howard von Darkmoor said...

Speaking of memorable characters, you have one on your hands, Michael. Here's some great words for your story in RotS!
http://bryanhitchcock.blogspot.com/2008/04/to-destroy-all-flesh-by-michael-ehart.html