Character Development: How to Make Your Characters Jump Off the Page

Authors Talking Bookish by Donna Norman-Carbone and Hope Gibbs

Episode notes

What is Character Development?

 Characters are at the core of every story. This episode dives deep into how to create characters that will jump off the page. From types of characters to creating backstory, conflict and arc, you’ll learn how to create dynamic characters to anchor the plot of your next story.


The 3 Ms of Character Setup by C.S. Lakin




“Everything we do is goal directed, and our biggest goal is figuring out everyone else’s agenda, the better to achieve our own.” Lisa Cron

Internal & external goals

Understanding Your Characters

Tips on creating detailed character profiles, including background, personality, and motivations.

Types of Characters

Character Arcs


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