Character is critical and in this episode, Zach and J. go deep on how to take yours from good to great. You will discover how to write great characters and more:

  • How science fiction and fantasy authors can use World Anvil as a marketing tool
  • Why the guys don’t do an enormous amount of worldbuilding for their own series
  • What doesn’t make a great character + how over-developing your characters can actually harm your story
  • What transforms a good character into a great character
  • How to show readers what kind of person your character is through their decisions
  • Why “character-driven vs. plot-driven” is a false dichotomy in storytelling
  • The importance of having a crisis point in every single scene in your novel
  • The basic questions you should answer about every important character before you start writing + the importance of considering your readers during the character creation process
  • What J. and Zach focus on when creating their own characters
  • How to write great characters in your own work and the power of character archetypes

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

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