Don't write them as props for the main character's journey. They are people with their own goals, their own storylines, their own dreams.

Minor characters don't know they are minor characters. They can impact the story in a big way. [Rue, Thresh in HG. Hagrid, Luna, Peter P.

This infographic gives brief summaries of the 12 Jungian personality archetypes, for use when building charcaters. As with any writing tools, archetypes are really most useful if you think of them as a starying block - you cannot simply reduce people to 12 options.   Most people will show traits from multiple categories. As a writer, you may want to think about each character's primary and secondary archetypes.  As always, remember: Tools, not rules!

Why You Should Never Trust Spell Check

This infographic gives brief summaries of the 12 Jungian personality archetypes, for use when building charcaters. As with any writing tools, archetypes are really most useful if you think of them as a starying block - you cannot simply reduce people to 1

How to write believable characters - character writing and typewriter image

How to Write Believable Characters

American Horror Story: Who's Coming Back in One Handy Infographic | moviepilot.com

American Horror Story: Who's Coming Back in One Handy Infographic

These America Horror Story characters are so great - one season's not enough!

Writing dialogue is an important skill to master if you want to immerse readers in your fictional world and story characters. Follow these 7 tips.

Writing Dialogue - 7 Tips

Which "Toy Story" Character Are You?  You got: Rex

Which "Toy Story" Character Are You?

Which "Toy Story" Character Are You? You got: Rex You’re Rex! You’re loyal, funny, and love feeling needed. You may not be as ferocious as you’d like, but who cares? You don’t have a cruel bone in your body, and your friends love that about you.

I got Slinky Dog! Which "Toy Story" Character Are You?

Which "Toy Story" Character Are You?

Which "Toy Story" Character Are You? Slinky Dog You're Slinky Dog! You're a fantastic, loyal friend and a great adventurer. Whether it involves hanging out on the couch or battling evil, you're always there for your loved ones when they need you.

By extremely popular request, let me introduce this HUGE set of Old Testament Felt Scripture Story Characters!New to printable scripture stories? You can try them out for FREE here: FREE Scripture Story PrintablesThis set of printable graphics was handmade with felt, and then meticulously digitized to create high quality printable images for your Bible storytelling.

Printable Interactive Old Testament Bible Story Bundle

Teach your kids the Bible stories with this HUGE set of Printable Old Testament Scripture Story Characters! New to printable scripture stories? You can try them out for FREE here: FREE Scripture Story Printables

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6 Creative Ways to Name Your Fictional Characters

I recently watched a short documentary about Pixar.  Amazing stuff!  I always love hearing how stories/characters are born and all the bumps/detours they are faced with along the way.

The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar

Pixar's 22 rules of Storytelling-- This is a cool list of story telling rules. You would think the wonderful writer's from Pixar would know a trick or two about how to write an entertaining story.

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