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Read Now Novel’s best character writing blog posts below. Learn how to create a cast for your story that is rich with bold personalities. The best stories make it easy for us to connect with characters and become invested in their story outcomes. Learn how to describe characters’ faces, postures, speech and more. You can also find helpful guides on creating conflict between characters, different kinds of relationships between members of the cast of your story and more.

characterization examples from successful novels

Characterization examples: 5 ways to reveal characters

Characterization –  how you make a fictional character seem like a real, living, breathing person – is tricky. Besides describing characters physically, you need to convey their motivations, goals, personalities and flaws to make characters truly three-dimensional. Here are 5 characterization examples that show how to reveal your characters’ vital qualities: (more…)

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Character description examples from famous books

Character description examples: 7 lessons from famous books

Character description examples from major authors give us useful lessons in how to write characters. Here are 7 character sketches from famous novels that show how to create physical and emotional character description: 1. Describe characters’ personalities using appearance Strong character descriptions work on multiple levels. When you describe how a character looks, think about how appearance illuminates personality. […]

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How to describe a person - 7 tips

How to describe a person vividly: 7 tips

Learning how to describe a person so that the reader forms a vivid impression of your characters is essential for writing compelling stories. Read 7 tips for describing characters so they come to life: 1. Focus on details that reveal characters’ personalities and psychologies 2. Prioritize unique character features 3. Describe characters’ body language and […]

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Character relationships and tips for writing great character interactions

Character relationships: 6 tips for crafting real connections

Writing character relationships that make sense requires thinking about how relationships work. How and why do people interact in symbiotic or confrontational ways? Here are 6 tips for creating connected characters whose relationships are convincing: 1: Draw inspiration for characters’ relationships from real life Writing great relationships between characters requires being observant about relationships in your own life […]

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