Paula Wynne's picture
Paula Wynne

Pinned 3 years 3 months 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: 

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

Writing Books

Beginnings By Paula MunierDescription And Setting In A Novel by Ron RozelleFirst Draft in 30 DaysThe Negative Trait ThesaurusA~Z Writers’ Character QuirksArmed And Dangerous Writers Guide To WeaponsGloria Kempton in her book called DialogueWhy Men Love BitchesBullies, Bitches and Bastards by Jessica Page Morrell Writing With Clarity and Style45 Master Characters by Victoria Lynn Schmidt
Character Reactions from Head to Toe
Originally pinned by

Paula Wynne

The Sacred Symbol - Free Chapters
The Sacred Symbol Historical Mystery Thriller
The Confession Book Giveaway
Paperbacks For UK Readers To Win
Your Writers Words On Your Skin
Pinned onto the board

Writing Guides

Book Reviews For Indie Authors
Plot Perfect By Paula Munier
Emotional Wound Thesaurus
Breathing Life Into Your Characters
The Fantasy Fiction Formula
Scroll to top