Character-creation questions that actually MATTER (instead of trivia such as, "What's their favorite color?" or, "What was their high school mascot?")

Character-creation questions that actually MATTER (instead of trivia such as, "What's their favorite color?" or, "What was their high school mascot?")

Sometimes a sychological weakness can hurt others. I am currently writing a story where one of the characters has a psychological weakness that has caused him to hurt others in the past. There's nothing wrong with him morally, which is why he isolated himself in order to keep from hurting anyone else. His want. His Need however, is friendship.

Sometimes a sychological weakness can hurt others. I am currently writing a story where one of the characters has a psychological weakness that has caused him to hurt others in the past. There's nothing wrong with him morally, which is why he isolated himself in order to keep from hurting anyone else. His want. His Need however, is friendship.

This infographic gives brief summaries of the 12 Jungian personality archetypes, for use when building charcaters. As with any writing tools, archetypes are really most useful if you think of them as a starying block - you cannot simply reduce people to 12 options.   Most people will show traits from multiple categories. As a writer, you may want to think about each character's primary and secondary archetypes.  As always, remember: Tools, not rules!

This infographic gives brief summaries of the 12 Jungian personality archetypes, for use when building charcaters. As with any writing tools, archetypes are really most useful if you think of them as a starying block - you cannot simply reduce people to 12 options. Most people will show traits from multiple categories. As a writer, you may want to think about each character's primary and secondary archetypes. As always, remember: Tools, not rules!

Also keep in mind what they fear and value. Have them lose what they loved most and be overpowered by the thing they feared most

Also keep in mind what they fear and value. Have them lose what they loved most and be overpowered by the thing they feared most

Free Printables for Writing Your Novel! Great for young writers! #Homeschool #creativewriting

Free Printables for Writing Your Novel! Great for young writers! #Homeschool #creativewriting

One of the trickiest types of characters to get right are children. Learn 8 major tips for how to write child characters that resonate with readers.

One of the trickiest types of characters to get right are children. Learn 8 major tips for how to write child characters that resonate with readers.

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