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The Character Generator

Character is the engine that drives a YA novel—and arguably the toughest thing to tackle when writing one. So I created a quick guide that distills the process into three basic parts: 

  • Finding the basic key to a realistic character

  • Learning what your character wants versus what they need—and why they can't have both

  • Quickly capturing your character's essence (defining strength, defining weakness, and appearance) before getting bogged with details

Not only does The Character Generator include with the principles you'll need to write a realistic, conflicted character that can carry a novel, but it also comes with printable sheets that can help you quickly learn your character's basic traits with an automatic puzzle, kicking writer's block in the butt and helping you craft a complex character in a matter of minutes!