It’s all about characters – How do you create compelling ones?

Author Don Massenzio

As you move along your writing journey, it’s important to remember that one of the things that keeps a reader engaged is creating compelling characters and putting them in engaging situations.

It can be argued that a book with the greatest plot ever created will suffer if it doesn’t have characters that are realistic and can be related to by your reader.

This post will talk about some of the key components of creating great characters in your writing. I’ll talk about each component and try to give some examples along the way.


  • Make your character memorable

Characters are people just like those in every day life. When you look at some of the most memorable characters in popular books, there is usually something that makes them memorable. It can be an event in the character’s past that shaped him or her and makes them who they are. Perhaps they…

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