139: Creating Characters Inspired by Real Kids

Creating Characters Inspired by Real Kids

Great characters are all around.

March 8, 2019



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One way to find great characters is to look in the world around you. This seems relatively simple but may actually be harder than it sounds.


Because the key to creating vivid characters is writing them objectively and letting the reader draw their own conclusions.

What does it mean to be objective when writing about your characters? It doesn’t mean you can’t have reactions to, or opinions about, your subject. It does mean showing the reader what you observed in terms of concrete detail, rather than telling what you thought or felt. Yes, we’re back to our good friend, the “show, don’t tell” rule.

Let's get inspired.

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