Today, I am really excited to share with you my Character Development Workbook, filled with character sheets and 3 writing exercises that have been designed to help you get to know your characters.
While there a number of elements that make up a good story, characters are undoubtedly the most important. They make you laugh, cry, shout and throw your book in anger/anguish (please don’t throw books). As such, it’s important to give them the time and attention to detail they deserve. I mean, if you expect your reader to hang out with these fictional people for hours on end, you have to make sure that they are the best they can be.
Trouble is, creating believable/relatable/unique characters that your readers will love is, to say the least, one of the most difficult tasks a writer will face when writing their novel, short story or even poem.
Telling your reader your character’s name, age, hair colour, where they live/work/go to school is easy. It’s making your reader understand your character’s passions, quirks and deepest desires that’s the hard part. Why? Because humans are notoriously complex.
Personally, getting inside my character’s heads was something I struggled with immensely during my early writing years. I have a drawer filled with projects that I have given up on because I didn’t understand my own characters. I didn’t understand the essence of their being, what motivated them and what they truly desired. As a result, my fiction was peppered with flat characters that were unable to drive the story forward.
Which brings us to the main event.
The Free Character Development Workbook
Inside is a character worksheet, where you can write down your character’s
- Physical description
- Personality type
As well as three writing exercises designed to help you get inside your characters head and develop your character’s arc and motivations.
To download your free copy of this Character Development Workbook just enter your name and email address in the sign up form below.