How to Build Strong Characters with Brian McBride

If any of you have ever read a book by Brian McBride (or at least a review of his book), he is well known for creating solid characters! Read on to find out about his method, The Four Point Arc!

Basing Fictional Characters Off of Real People

Today I wanted to discuss a widely controversial topic in the writing world — basing fictional characters off of people you know. While at first glance writers (and even readers!) may think that it shouldn’t be that big of a deal, there are definitely some cons to this method of characterization that writers should be aware about…