Ame Dyckman: My Characters Won’t Let Me Write This Post: Seven Tips for Creating Really Really Real Characters

This is informative and funny!

Nerdy Chicks Write

AME TURQUOISE FOX SHIRT 7-14It’s the usual chaos in here.

Boy and Bot just rolled by in the wagon. Cub and the girl are playing cookie tag and keep dropping crumbs on my keyboard.

And Wolfie wants another carrot—and is drooling all over my arm.

Excuse me a moment, will you?

CAN YOU GUYS PLEASE SETTLE DOWN FOR FIVE MINUTES SO I CAN GET THIS POST DONE?!

Sorry about that. Where were we?

Oh, yeah. Seven Tips For Creating Really Really Real Characters.

Let’s go!

Tip #1: Hey! I Know You!

This one’s a tip and an exercise in one! A… tixercise!

Okay, that totally didn’t work. But this will:

Grab a piece of paper.

Bot, hand me our errands list, will you? I’ll write on the back. Thanks!

Put your character’s name at the top.

Now write down everything you know about them so far.

Yes, EVERYTHING! Everything you can think of, even…

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