Monday, July 11, 2011

Writing Craft: Rounding Out Your Characters, Part Five

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And now back to our regularly scheduled Monday programming.

So far, we've covered rounding out our characters by:

But I'm no expert, and I'm sure there are a bazillion ways to round out characters that I haven't thought of or tried. So, what's one way you like to round out your characters? Maybe we can all pick up some new tips from each other.

Happy Monday!


  1. Great tips. How about a weakness that relates to their plot structure.

  2. Hmm. One thing for me is how each character reacts differently to each other character. Especially in dialogue.

    How they might answer one person directly, but ignore or ever interrupt another.

  3. This is a great list! I think vulnerability is an important character trait as well.