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Which Professions Have the Most Psychopaths? The Fewest?

If you’re a fiction writer, especially one who writes thrillers or suspense, this is information that will help you create characters that add reality to your story. As you read this information, picture characters in your previous fiction and ask yourself how you might have improved characterization or pat yourself on the back that you […]

Four Personalitiy Types For Characterization

Though I provided this information in March 2011, it’s worth reviewing again, because it provides a major way to create dynamic, three-dimensionsal characters for your fiction. When you locate the various personality types in your story,  you can build quality conflicts that catpures readers and hangs on. Though I’d studied the core personalities in my psychology […]

Internet Links for Characterization

When I begin working on characterization, I use catalogues for photographs (various poses of the same model in different clothing and sometimes settings) plus I begin to dig into their past. Through the years I’ve found links that can be very helpful in creating characters and giving them names. Below is a worsheet, I often […]

Internet Links for Characterization

When I teach writing all over the US, I often share this sheet with those in attendance to help them in creating believable characters. I’ve found these links to be helpful in getting a good understanding of my character and by creating a backstory for them. I hope you find these links helpful. Creating realistic […]