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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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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Prep-tober Week Three: Craft Strong Characters

Prep-tober Week Three: Craft Strong Characters

Characters are at the heart of any novel. You want your characters to be relatable and drive your plot forward. They are also an excellent tool to hook your readers and get them to continue reading your book. Therefore, it is essential that you get to know your characters beyond a surface level. If this is something you struggle with or something you want to get better at doing, be sure to take note of these five tips!

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