Here’s a post that I read today that resonated with an issue I’ve been dealing with: Character Development! Hope you all find this helpful, too!!!!
This has been a great challenge for me since I embarked on writing my first story. Up until this point I have only written non-fiction and primarily for education. So when at last I developed the gumption to try to write the story that had been visiting my mind for roughly a decade I did not know exactly where to start with character development.
When I taught, one of the skills I addressed in every novel I read with my students was characterization. So I treated my story the same way. I began with a t-chart of negative and positive character traits of my main character and two sidekicks, just as I did with my students. However, with my students, they had to support each character trait with evidence from the story. I didn’t have evidence yet.
This wasn’t getting me anywhere, so I considered researching personality types. I came…
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