What do you do to make your characters feel more real? How, as a writer, can you get into the head of a person who’s never existed anywhere but your head? What happens if the emotions your character needs to feel are a long way from what you as a writer feel? Trickiest of all (or perhaps not, depending on the writer!): what about villains?
In this episode, we talk about how to channel your characters: their emotions, thoughts, worldviews. Some personality types are much easier for us as individuals to write – indeed, we might keep coming back to certain types of character – but we also discuss ways of getting into the minds of characters who are very different from us.
We’d also like to thank all our listeners for joining us in the new year, and hope everyone is ready for 2017! We’ll be answering listener questions over the next few episodes, so if you’ve got a topic for us, send an email to email@example.com, or find us on Twitter @wahpodcast. Let’s hope this year is better than the last one!