Have you ever read a book and the characters were so good that you thought of them long after you finished? Now have you ever looked at your own characters and can’t wait until you’re away from then and not in the good way? How in the world do you make memorable characters? It takes practice but lets put a little spirituality in it. Play God!
It sounds crazy but hello think about it, God created humans, you create characters. Get down to the nitty gritty when you create them and don’t be scared. Realizing that power could unleash some memorable ish and make the process fun! You know you would dig that kind of power don’t front. Have fun with inventing who they are, their quirks, mannerisms, demons, etc.
Care about the character even if they are an asshole care about them. It will make them believable to the readers too. We don’t need to forget as soon as we close the book.
Introduce the character thru an event. It’s automatic for me to describe new characters the average way: height, color, weight, etc. I’m here to tell you to STOP IT! It’s boring, stagnant, and did I mention boring? Oh ok. Instead describe a character thru an action. Instead of:
Judy has a nasty limp.
Judy grabbed her cane before answering her door.
What can you tell from this character?
It took years for Diane to look at herself in the mirror. Even now she had to put foundation on to cover up the past she was not yet ready to face.
She could have been abused. Maybe there was a violent incident she experienced as a kid. Whatever it is we know there’s a scar on her face without saying it straight out.
It’s not that hard to play God; we do it in our own lives sometimes so go ahead and sit on that throne and create!
Peace and luv!
Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia