30 Day Character Building Challenge

Day One

Developing your characters is the most important process for writing a successful story. I’ve definitely said this before, but if readers can’t care about your characters, they won’t care about your novel.

Throughout this month, you can comment your thoughts below each post, answering the question/prompt of the day! Let’s create engaging characters together.

What is your main character’s goal? Make your story as clear as possible. Your reader needs to know what they’re rooting for. Without a goal, the plot is aimless.

What do your other characters (yes, including the antagonist) hope to achieve? While the main character is – obviously – the main narrator of the story, everyone should have a want or need. Knowing what all the characters want can help you come up with plot points to add conflict, and provide obstacles to throw your protagonist off course.

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