Do you know how to develop memorable characters in a story


Jean's Writing

Hope you’re not tired of character development yet.

Because I’m still learning and my characters aren’t quite where I want them.

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So y’all be sure and send me all the help you can. I need it.

The tips I learned today are:

  • Don’t write characters that blend into the background.

Whether fictional or real-life they must be three dimensional. What lead up to specific actions and life choices in the story?  By understanding their beliefs, education, values, background, and physical attributes the reader will understand their behavior.

By understanding their beliefs, education, values, background, and physical attributes the reader will understand their behavior.

  • Reveal their character.

In other words, reveal the character of your character. Does your character cheat, steal, or are they a giver, helper and lover. Show the reader their traits. What makes them tick. Let those traits develop over the course of the story. A person’s character is developed when…

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