Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Art of Character Crafting - Post #3: "Character Journal"

Today, I am going to be talking about something that is a little bit different than the norm. I am going to challenge you to do something.

My challenge for you:

Write a journal, which is in the perspective of your character. Believe me, knowing how your character feels in certain situations can really help development, and your knowledge of your character.


Make use of your antagonist… Make life miserable for your main character. Make sure to describe the emotional side of things. This isn’t a story, this is your characters mind. Well that sounded kind of creepy. Sorry. “This is your character’s mind…” DUN DUN DUN.


Have fun!


Keep writing!


Patricia Rane


  1. I often write scenes about my character that are not in the story, to help myself understand them. I've never though about a journal though- awesome idea!

  2. Haha, I did this a while ago for one of my characters, and it was super depressing because *cough* she dies. :P But it was really nice to be able to dive into her character and see things from her perspective.