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How Do You Make Your Characters Emerge..?

June 18, 2014


Today’s re-blog feature is from Julie Eshbaugh on her blog Pub (lishing) Crawl… I love the title!

It is part of the art of story writing to describe our characters in such a way our readers can make up their own mental image of them. The trick is to ensure you give your reader enough description without over doing it and boring them – or worse still taking them out of the narrative.

What devices do you use for characterization?

Character Cube

This link from James Thayer is awesome for characterization points:

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