Great Characterization Post

I just read an awesome post Questions to Reveal Character over at R.L. LaFevers writing blog. I’m in the midst of creating characters for a new writing project and her recap of questions-that-help-you-get-to-the-heart-of-your-character provided me with a great tool for figuring out how my various characters interact.

Here’s a taste:

Which is where these questions I mentioned the other day came in so handy. They are from a workshop Michael Hague gave at the RWA National Conference a couple of years ago. He suggests that the internal journey of a character is a transformation from persona (the construct that they show the world) to their essence (their true nature).

I’ve summarized the list on an index card (purple) for future inspiration. Thanks, Robin!

:-) Cheryl

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  1. Casey says

    My favorite blogs have always been those with something unique to offer, whether it be a feature or just the writer’s unique voice or humor.

    That’s why I started Agent Spotlight.

    Looking forward to seeing what you’ll be adding to the community.

  2. Cheryl Reif says

    Hi Casey,

    Your blog stood out in my mind as I wrote that. When I go to your blog, I know what I’m going to get: information about agents and encouragement to meet my writing goals. I’m excited to make a fresh start!


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