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I Talk about BUILDING CHARACTER @ APOOO Books! December 1, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shon @ 5:26 pm

The Write Life for You

Becoming a Lifelong Learner of the Craft of Writing
By author, editor, educator Shon Bacon aka ChickLitGurrl™

Building Character

If you’ve been around since the inception of TWL4U, then you have thought about your story’s genre and description, you’ve considered your writing style, and you’ve examined the plot of your story.

Let’s move on to the most important component of your story: CHARACTER.

Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/character], there are over twenty definitions of “character”. Here is one that is particularly important to us writers: “the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing.”

Throughout the course of a story, your character [main character(s)] will undergo change(s), and it is through his/her features and traits (the things that make up the character) and his/her actions and speech that will illustrate the change(s) for the reader.

Want to learn MORE about character, to include how to differentiate between main and minor characters and how to develop them both?

Then head to APOOOBOOKS.COM to read my latest article in The Write Life for You series!

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