Some of the most exciting moments about writing any story is building the characters. They are the most important aspects – aside from your plot – that bring your story to life. Without them, you would have nothing but empty words between pages of a book; a lifeless story with no complexity or deeper meaning to keep your audience engaged.
Characters are the soul of fictional literature, the things we often dream and fantasize about after reading. They are the connection that transports us into the story and allows us to become a part of the narrative. Whether they are small and brief, or large and in-charge, characters are meant to drive the story along a wild journey from start to finish.
But, what no one tells you about Character Development is that there is no quick cut way to giving life to your characters.
Often, you’ll find articles expressing how easy it is to build them, but what they don’t mention is that just giving your characters a name and an occupation isn’t going to do anything to help your book.
Here are 7 things you need to know that no writer will come out and tell you.