In last week’s Tuesday Takeover, Sam King started a dialogue about creating believable characters in literature. This week, The Boy With The Thorn In His Side author Chantelle Atkins picks up where Sam left off, by discussing the idea of heroes and villains.
In Chantelle’s opinion, the way to create believable, fully-realised characters is to pepper them with imperfections, paint them grey and put words in their mouths that are plain language.
Read Chantelle’s character creation guidance and join the conversation about writing a wholesome cast of protagonists and antagonists by clicking the links at the end of this article.
Enjoy and leave your thoughts in the comments box below.
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