Using Personality Types to Create Characters

Using Personality Types to Create Characters

There are a lot of ways to create characters, but one technique we’ve found that has not only fantastic results but also helps with character arcs is using Enneagram personality types! Wait. What are Enneagrams? Discover just what the nine Enneagram types are...
Create Complex Characters Through Roles

Create Complex Characters Through Roles

Do you have problems creating nuanced and complex characters? Have you been writing an important scene but find yourself (1) sick of the character acting the same all the time, (2) find the character’s action/attitude don’t fit this moment but you aren’t sure how to...
Seeking the Source of Inspiration

Seeking the Source of Inspiration

A young writer asked me how I came up with story ideas. I told her, I create a character. It took me some time to come up with that answer. Because I started wondering where ideas come from and how they develop into a story, much less a unique story. And somewhere in...