Creating Extraordinary Characters –– Part VIII

demystified sawyerWe’ve been looking at different tools to help build character natures, dispositions, and temperament. Another is Conflict. Using conflict within your characters will create extraordinary situations, responses, and ultimately, characters. Click to Tweet #amwriting #characters

In his book, Fiction Writing Demystified, Tom Sawyer (yes, that’s his real name), says that using and focusing on conflict in your characters will make them tell their story.

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Creating Extraordinary Characters –– Part VII

riptide guysThe DISC personality tests are a help in corporate cultures, whether they be families, companies, or non-profit organizations. We’ve been looking at these as a tool to help build character natures, dispositions, and temperment. This time, we look at the “C” for Conscientiousness. What personality tool do you use to determine your character’s personality? Click to Tweet #amwriting #characters

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Creating Extraordinary Characters –– Part VI

Olivia de Haviland as Melanie Wilkes in Gone with the Wind

Olivia de Haviland as Melanie Wilkes in Gone with the Wind

What’s your main character’s personality type and how did you develop it? That’s what we’re looking at in this series. There are many different personality tools to evaluate both our own and our characters’ distinct personalities. DISC is a personality tool to help in corporate cultures, whether they be families, companies, or non-profit organizations. Click to Tweet #amwriting #characters

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Creating Extraordinary Characters –– Part V

Harmon Rabb, Jr.

Harmon Rabb, Jr.

In this series, we’re looking at personalities, how to develop them, and where to look for more information about personality types. As part of this, we’re looking at DISC, a tool used to help personnel in corporations work together better. Are you an Influencer, like the “I” in DISC? Click to Tweet #amwriting #characters

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Creating Extraordinary Characters –– Part IV

Messala-Dominant

Messala-Dominant

If you’re writing about corporate culture or your main characters are partners or close colleagues in their jobs, the DISC personality profiles might help you define your characters. Because characters with conflicting personalities make the best story. Click to Tweet #amwriting #characters

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Creating Extraordinary Characters –– Part III

old man characterCharacters with personality make your readers identify and care about them. There are several ways to determine what your character will be like. Are they introvert or extrovert? Dominant or stable? Sanguine or Phlegmatic? Myers-Briggs, DISC, and Personality Plus are tools writers can use to create characters. Click to Tweet #amwriting #characters

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Creating Extraordinary Characters –– Part II

fountain penIn the beginning…in creating characters, we must begin at the beginning. We’ve talked about a three-word description, and basic information. How do we determine what the basic information will be? Who do you want it to be? Determining the basic information about the character is paramount to creating one amazing character. Click to Tweet #amwriting #characters

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