S1E2 – Character Creation

In our second episode, we talk about that most fundamental aspect of writing fiction: creating characters. We discuss basics like the importance of characters within a story, how to develop the background and details of your characters – including their names – and our personal approaches to their creation.

There are also pitfalls to watch out for when building your characters, including the dreaded Mary-Sue, often an idealized version of the writer themselves – and just how much of each writer sneaks into the characters they create?

Comments or questions? You can find us on Twitter @wahpodcast, or send us an email to wahpodcast@gmail.com. We’d also like to thank everyone for their kind comments about our first episode, which were very much appreciated. Stay tuned for more in the weeks to come!

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