Building Realistic Characters

How do you build a realistic character?

We’ve all spotted that person on the train with a huge grin as they read through some hilarious moment in their book or witnessed the tears staining the faces of those reading a

The Perfect Villain

Creating the Perfect Villain

We believe that the reason writing is so unique is the fact that the rules and structure used are determined solely by the writer. Therefore, creating any character in a book – whether villain or hero – based on a

The perfect

The Problem with Unlikable Characters

by author Jacques Strauss

Jacques was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. His first book, The Dubious Salvation of Jack V, won the Commonwealth Book Prize, Africa. He lives in London with his partner and works as a freelance