Create Compelling Characters

Okay, writers! Now that we’ve spent the last week getting READY for NaNo by focusing on getting our space and lives in order, it’s time to get our writing SET.

Today, we’re going to be talking about Characters. Specifically, the 6 aspects to creating a compelling character.

Are you ready to dive in? Then let’s do this!

So, what ARE the 6 aspects of character?

 
Type Features Goals Wants/Needs Obstacles

•Character Arc

•Archetype

•Trope

•Internal

•External

•Contrast

•Internal

•External

•Conflict

•Drive

•Learn

•Internal

•External

The 6 aspects of Character are

Each of these features are broken down into “subaspects” if you will.

To keep this post from being INSANELY long, click on each aspect above in the list to learn more about it (I encourage you to go in order).

Once you understand all 6 aspects of character, you have all the building blocks you need to create a compelling character! It’s what you do with them that matters.