Writing infographic: 6 key ingredients of writing a series.

How to Write a Book Series - 10 Tips for Success

9 Surprising Reasons You Need 20 Characters to Start a Book If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping 24.

20 Characters You Need to Start A Novel

9 Surprising Reasons You Need 20 Characters to Start a Book If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 character

The twelve character archetypes

The Twelve Character Archetypes. One character does not have to be a single archetype. They change throughout the story.

Creating A Fictional Character

Great infographic for creating multi-dimensional fictional characters. Save this chart to help you flesh out your characters.

I try to introduce 20-25 characters in the first five chapters and 10-15 more in the second ten chapters, after the reader has absorbed the first characters.

20 Characters You Need to Start A Novel

If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping

Opposite Character Traits

Opposite Character Traits

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Character Development (creation) Checklist for Medieval and Fantasy Characters. (I forgot to put in there someplace detailing ‘horns, tails, wings, hooves, etc.

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

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