Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Writing Tools: Creating Characters for Children's Books

Even though I write children's books, a lot of the writing tools I come across for plot or character are aimed at writers of adult books. But I recently came across this great character chart for MG and YA  on Jennifer Nielsen's blog:


Do you use a character chart for writing children's books? How do you construct your characters?

6 comments:

  1. I'll have to check this out tonight and Jennifer's blog. You know I love her book. Thanks. I haven't used a chart, but I probably should.

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  2. I don't use one specifically for YA, but mine has evolved over time to include things that are relevant for that age group. I tend to go beyond charts when coming up with characters.

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  3. Nice. I like the organizational part of this. As a plotter, it speaks to my soul. :)

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  4. That sounds great. Off to check it out!

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  5. interesting idea! the most creative i got so far was index cards and bulletin boards :)

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