How to Craft an Awesome Character Profile

How to Craft an Awesome Character Profile

My absolute FAVORITE part of the outlining process is crafting character profiles. I love digging deep and crafting characters that are relatable and well-rounded. Since characters are essential to any novel, and oftentimes one of the reasons the reader will continue to read, I decided to show you my personal five-step process for creating character profiles. 

Note: I have a previous blog post on characters that you can find here. If you're struggling to get to know your characters beyond a surface level you may find it helpful! 

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March/April 2018 Bi-Monthly Goals

March/April 2018 Bi-Monthly Goals

We're almost two weeks into March, and I’m back again with a bi-monthly goals blog post. As a writer with a full-time job, I need to set deadlines and goals to move forward and grow both in my professional career, and my writing career. (Plus, I just love planning!) I’ve found that I tend to do better with bi-monthly goals as they are more manageable and short-term. Last January I set ten goals for myself, and to succeed, I wanted to meet at least eight of these goals.

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Three Reasons Why Unlikely Character Friendships Should Be Included In Your Novel

Three Reasons Why Unlikely Character Friendships Should Be Included In Your Novel

Please join me in welcoming guest blogger Rae Elliott to The Educated Writer!

As writers, we tend to pair up characters that either:

A) Take on the world together like best buds
B) Fight relentlessly until someone dies or bends (or both)

So what relationship isn’t getting as much love? Unlikely character friendships that challenge character growth. Consider examples like Dustin Henderson and Steve Harrington of Stranger Things, Legolas and Gimli of Lord of the Rings, and Carl Fredricksen and Russell of UP. What can these awesome pairings teach us about the value of unlikely character friendships?

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