You can bookmark this post for future use as I will update the Table of Contents as additional information is added to the guide. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the guide then please leave them in the comments.
How to Use This GuideThis guide is intended to help authors develop characters for use in works of fiction. Writing is a highly subjective pursuit with an infinite number of ways to do it. This guide contains suggestions on how you can develop or get to know characters. Please keep in mind that sections that aren't useful to you might be useful to others. Take what works for you and leave the rest behind.
The posts will be broken up into sections as this guide grows. Portions of posts within each section may seem redundant as there are many ways to accomplish the same goals. To ensure this is a comprehensive guide there will be some overlap in topics.
Table of ContentsPart 1: Introduction - This page
Part 2: Getting Started
Part 3: Describing the Character
Part 4: Basic Attributes
Structure of PostsEach post in this guide will have the same structure as outlined below.
- Topic - A brief description of the topic that will be covered and the method used in the current post.
- Method - A longer description of how to reach the goal of the post step by step. There may be more than one method for each topic, but each method will have it's own post.
- Example - A detailed example using the steps described to build a character that will be developed over the course of the guide.
- Use - How to use the information in the example while writing fiction.
I hope you all enjoy this guide. Please leave any comments and/or suggestions in the comments. Thank you for reading!