CHARACTERS 
ARE NOT PEOPLE

 

This document will show you a simple way to create characters for your story based on its theme.

What’s Inside:

We should probably start studying the ways to create story characters by asking ourselves, what’s a “character”? What is a “person”?

The answers may be surprising to many.

Characters are not people!

Characters are the aspects of the moral issue that you’re exploring in your story – and if you allow yourself a thorough philosophical examination of your story, you’ll know all the character it needs. All you’ll have to do is write them down.

In this document we’re going to use a simple but persuasive example from Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet” – but you can find examples of the same approach in virtually every dramatic story ever written.

I hope you enjoy this document and find it useful!

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