How to Use Marketing 101 to Write Great Characters

Most writers don't think about marketing unless it's about how to sell your book, and even then they associate it with social media and getting the word out. But the crux of marketing delves into psychology and why we make the decisions we do. Writers can use marketing principles surrounding motivation, needs, and wants to … Continue reading How to Use Marketing 101 to Write Great Characters

5 Signs of a Well-Written Character

1. They're motivated. "Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water." Kurt Vonnegut said it best—the key to writing someone compelling is giving them a motivation that drives their actions and reactions. Motivations can be large-scale and grand, like the Lannisters' quest for power, or simple and elegant, like … Continue reading 5 Signs of a Well-Written Character