Dialogue is difficult – you’re creating spoken words in a written format. Any intonation, expression, pauses and voice breaks have to be described rather than heard, often making written speech feel emotionless.
The hardest challenge in creating characters is avoiding clichés, stereotypes and identical narrators. This is for two (very much entwined) reasons. Firstly, every character we’ve ever read or created is in our heads. This is the case whether the character resonated with you or not. Whether you remember them. Whether they influenced you as aContinue reading “Creating Characters: Embracing the “Unlikeable””