Hi Jim,

You speak a lot about characters that you love, can you comment on how you write characters you hate?


Hi Linden,

Base them on someone you don’t like.

Yeah, that’s pretty much all I can say about that. Do you need to write a character that you want to be thoroughly dispised? Take someone you don’t like, someone you don’t get along with, and/or someone who just really rubs you the wrong way. Look at why you don’t like this person or can’t get along with them. It’s very rare that we find a person that we dispise literally everything about… though it does happen… So take the qualities of that person that you really can’t stand and incorperate them into you character.

One word of caution though, don’t take specific examples like… well exact manuerisms or quotes. Come up with something on your own there. Just try to adopt the way they deal with people and situations. Try to picture how that person would behave in the scenario that you’re writing about and make the character act that way.

That’s really all there is to it from my perspective.

I’ll open it up and see if my readers have any ideas of their own. Leave a comment and let me know!


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I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.
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Thanks friends!
Catch you on the flip side!


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