Agatha's Guide to Character Writing

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AgathaChristieLover By AgathaChristieLover Updated 3 years ago
DISCLAIMER: These are just suggestions, you don't have to do them. I just think they may help.

Do you have problems writing characters? Well hopefully this guide's for you. Enjoy exploring the emotional depth and range of your character, stabbing stereotypes in the face and developing realistic characters, not perfect ones.
She_cant_focus She_cant_focus 6 months ago
Thank you for this test! :) I never realized how many stories seem to fail this...
midnightbloodwolf midnightbloodwolf a year ago
@EricVarkey @AgathaChristieLover I have a dictionary from the fifth grade.  I use it a lot.  Don't tell my teacher.  ;)
unfledged unfledged 2 years ago
Wow, now that I think of it, it actually makes a lot of sense. A lot of the characters now a days seem unrealistic, and boarding upon obsessed. The media these days....
steviekc steviekc 2 years ago
Many thanks for this. I was not familiar with the Bechdel test although I hope I have always followed its rules.  

Sadly, I  think most thrillers and mysteries on Wattpad might also fail the test.
spikkelchicken spikkelchicken 3 years ago
Oh, I like the reference to Cher - a quirky, silly, yet well rounded  character.  

I also hate these simpering female with no mitovation, but you are right,  everyone is grey, so finding that perfect balance in weaknesses and strengths is key.
Nika_Yaya Nika_Yaya 3 years ago
my muse! I leave you alone for five minutes and find you analyzing the superficial development of female characters in romances. ha ha! I couldn't pull myself away and to be honest with you I was a bit sad that you did not divulge deeper. I am looking forward to more soon. update Muse, update!