Strong characters can cover a multitude of sins in fiction; they draw readers into the worlds writers create and are our companions there. We pick up their struggles as our own, and turn from page to page to see what becomes of them. Whether we like them or simply find them interesting, characters keep readers connected to the story.
Fictional characters need to feel authentic—fully developed beings with needs and wants, quirks and flaws. They also need to be more interesting and in more conflict than their real life counterparts. How do we create believable people on the page?
This seminar will help writers understand what makes characters compelling and identify things to consider when developing people to live in their fiction.