Posts Categorized: Characters

FANTASY NAMES

One reader asked the following question, and I’m going to address it today: Do fantasy books need crazy, unpronounceable names? How do you come up with yours? What are the meanings behind your names? Did any of the characters go through different names until you came up with “the right one”? Before I get started,… Read more »

CHARACTER BUILDING: Questions?

Hello, Dear Reader. I hope you’ve enjoyed this series on character-building. I’ve had a lot of fun talking about different types of characters and some of the things an author can do to help a character pop off the page a bit. We’ve covered back-story, getting started, heroes, and tragic figures, as well as an… Read more »

CHARACTER BUILDING: Tips and Tricks

This character-building information is all very well, but what is an author to do when his or her characters simply won’t behave? I can’t answer this in any sort of all-inclusive way, so please, do not expect me to! However, I can give you a few tips and tricks to make your life easier. I… Read more »

CHARACTER BUILDING: Tragic Figures

I was going to post about villains today, and then I remembered that I did a post about villains last year around this time for my “V” post. I’m going to try not to repeat all the things I said… and if you’re interested in reading more about what makes a good villain, you can… Read more »