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 and how you can use them for your characters is what this episode is all about. Well, that and we might just have a little bit of fun too!

To learn more about Enneagram personality types check out

And, as we mention in the show, we cover this in much greater detail in our soon to be released book Plot Development: An Outlining Method for Fiction which you can pick up on preorder (and at a discount!) at 

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Written by: Autumn

Autumn (also known as Weifarer) is an indie author, conservationist, & world traveler with plans for many more adventures both real and fantastical! She is currently on the road in North America in a Four Wheel Camper along with her husband, Adam, and Cairn terrier, Ayashe.

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