Four Tips for Crafting Credible Characters

By Catherine Matthews How well do you know your main characters? Since you’re the author and creator of this colorful cast, that may seem like a trick question, but…spoiler alert! It’s not. The key to creating a story that readers can love is to give them realistic characters they can care about. So let’s go … Continue reading Four Tips for Crafting Credible Characters

Five Questions to Ask When Your Characters Are Too Good To Be True

by Catherine Matthews It happens every day at every literary agency. A promising proposal comes in, agents start to read, and after a chapter or two there’s a huge problem staring them in the face. That problem has a name—the name of a main character who seems to have no problems of his or her … Continue reading Five Questions to Ask When Your Characters Are Too Good To Be True

Five Questions To Answer When Crafting Characters

My absolute favorite movie of all time is The Goonies. It’s a staple for movie night, and we can’t get through a single family gathering without someone yelling, “hey you guys!” I’ve probably seen the movie a thousand times, and I’m pretty sure I’ll see it at least a thousand more. Why? Because the Goonies … Continue reading Five Questions To Answer When Crafting Characters