Characters are a universal feature of storytelling. They span novels, screenplays, short stories, stage plays, teleplays, comics, and video games. No matter your medium or genre, you need good characters. Creating good characters is also a transferrable skill; the bones of character creation are the same across mediums.
If you need help getting to know your characters, prompts and exploratory exercises can be a great place to start.
5 Days of Compelling Characters
To help you get to know your characters, I’ve put together a free five day email series. Each day you’ll receive some guidance and a challenge to help you develop your characters. By the end of the course, you’ll create two well rounded characters and have the tools you need to create many more.
What You Can Expect
Over 5 days, you’ll receive prompts and challenges to create compelling characters. In this series you’ll be working on creating two characters. Each day’s challenge will focus on those same two characters and helping you get to know them inside and out. You can use characters from something you’re already working on, and idea you’ve been wanting to explore, or start from complete scratch!