(*I am in no way affiliated with K.M Weiland, or Helping Writers Become Authors. If I was, I’d be hyperventilating right now.)
This ebook/pdf can be gained for free at Helping Writers Become Authors, when you sign up for emailed updates. And who wouldn’t want that?
Unfortunately, since the book itself is not that long, and can be gained at no cost, this review won’t be extensive. However, I hope that it gives you a smidgen of an idea of what this little booklet contains — and if you want to snatch it.
This ebook tops off at exactly 10,001 words, eleven main chapters, and contains bite-sized information on (you guessed it) creating unforgettable characters.
Crafting Unforgettable Characters packs a heap of knowledge in its forty-six pages. It offers just enough info so that you know what you’re doing the next time an idea for the next Average Joe pops into your head. For its free price, it’s a good starting point if you’re interested in studying up on character creation.
As I’ve mentioned before, this short ebook has eleven sections, and each one builds upon the last. They average around 3-5 pages long. Crafting Unforgettable Characters contains a wide variety of tips. One section even offers a character interview template.
The ebook explains some of the basic topics that plague us when we create our characters. Weiland writes about naming and describing your characters, choosing your character’s career, as well as likable protagonists and how the theme of your story is connected to your character.
The book even uses Charles Dickens as an example of how a character should resemble, and lists eleven dichotomous characters that were done correctly.
It’s free. When you sign up for K.M Weiland’s newsletter. If I need to say more…don’t make me say more.
I can recommend K.M Weiland’s blog/website all day long, but you need to check it out for yourself. If you end up enjoying the site, sign up for the newsletter, and you’ll get this ebook. It’s worth glancing through, at least. Maybe you’ll end up with a few tidbits of knowledge that you wouldn’t have otherwise found out.
Besides, Helping Writers Become Authors is a worthy site to subscribe to. Weiland, and numerous guest authors, often write about the exact topics I am struggling with. (You can tell that I’m a fan by now, can’t you?) Plus, you can unsubscribe at any time.
So, what are you waiting for?
Tell me, have you read Crafting Unforgettable Characters? Do you like it when authors give away ebooks when you sign up for their newsletters?