Save

Save

Paula Wynne's picture
Paula Wynne

Pinned 11 months 1 week ago onto Writing Guides

Marc McCutcheon's Building Believable Characters

Think of Scarlett O’ Hara from Gone With The Wind or Scout Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird. They never ever lived and they’ll never die. Yet Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee made their characters so believable they became immortal.

In our special featured series on building fictional characters we are building a reference so you can create characters who think, love, hope, cry, feel pain and even inflict pain.

As an aspiring author or a published novelist you are always working towards the process of building convincing characters for your stories and novels and here we look at three great reads - Marc McCutcheon's Building Believable Characters, Making Faces by 8Fish and Rachel Ballon's Breathing Life Into Your Characters.
Building Believable Characters

Marc McCutcheon, in his book Building Believable Characters, starts by conducting an inspiring and informative roundtable where six novelists reveal their approaches to characterisation. Next, he provides a character questionnaire more detailed than the nosiest survey where you can flesh out the fictional people in your novels and stories.

Upvote this Pin: 
0

Log in to vote
Comments
Leave your comment below
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Pinned onto the category

Writing Books

Breathing Life Into Your Characters45 Master CharactersWriting Fight ScenesWhy Men Love BitchesYour Novel's First 50 PagesArmed And Dangerous Writers Guide To WeaponsA~Z Writers’ Character QuirksOxford Dictionary Of Modern SlangA Writer's Guide to the ZodiacMarc McCutcheon's Building Believable CharactersRoget's Super Thesaurus
Originally pinned by

Paula Wynne

3 Acts to Your Story Structure
Runaway Smile Children's Book Giveaway
Light Up Your Writing Path
Uniting Story Structure and Character Arc
5 Thrillers To Be Won
Description And Setting In A Novel by Ron Rozelle
Pinned onto the board

Writing Guides

Writing Fight Scenes
45 Master Characters
Book Reviews For Indie Authors
Light Up Your Writing Path
The Negative Trait Thesaurus
Skeptic's Guide to Conspiracies
Scroll to top