Writing Exercises to Try When Your Characters Fall Flat

Tried-and-true methods for helping your characters feel like real people!

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…