Real Life Fictional Characters

Real Life Fictional Characters

The world is awash with characters, both real and fictional. We love them, hate them, love to hate them and hate to love them. Ask someone who their favourite character is and they'll either know it instantly or be compelled to rattle off a Top 5. And when they do I'm willing to bet they'll [...]

The secret lives of characters

The secret lives of characters

Characters in books are real people. They are born from the mind of an author who observes the people around them. Their inner writer, the always vigilant note taker, keeps an eye out for interesting personalities, quirks, idiosyncrasies, habits, sayings, mannerisms and everything in between. Writers may copy and paste an entire real life personality [...]

Writing Tips Wednesday – Are your characters believable?

Every Wednesday I’ll be sharing some hints and tips about how to improve your writing. These are basic things I have learned over the years, from writers websites, published authors and constructive feedback from friends, family and online pals. There is an argument that fiction writing cannot be taught because it comes from talent alone, [...]