Female Monster Archetypes

by Cary Christopher and Lisanne Harrington This month we thought we’d do something a little different and talk about female monsters in movies. (They’re all in novels, too.) When you hear Continue reading

How to Grow Your Characters: Nothing But a Spark to Fully Realized People

This post first appeared Feb 14, 2017, for our Valentine’s Day special. However, I thought the lessons were worth repeating. Here’s to growing your characters from nothing, to well-developed “real” Continue reading

5 Hot Tips for Creating Memorable Characters

by Karen Sue Walker As writers, we want our characters to come alive on the page as fully formed individuals who capture readers’ imaginations. What we don’t want to hear Continue reading