No matter what genre your fiction falls into, we all have one thing in common, we have to populate our work with people.  This group is for discussing those characters who add life to our novels.

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I would like to welcome all the new members who have joined this month.

Please share your thoughts with us, maybe start a discussion.

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Where Have All the Characters Gone?

Started by Shelley Houlihan. Last reply by Terri L. Atkins Febuary Apr 11. 1 Reply

Is anyone still out there?! I just joined SW and this group, but it seems as if all characters and their creators have flown the coop, as the most recent posts are almost a year old. Does the…Continue

Do characters have a life of their own?

Started by Juliet Wilson. Last reply by Kathryn Nov 6, 2013. 10 Replies

I've found in the past in short stories that characters sometimes go off on a tangent I would never have planned which has often really helped plot development!I'm now writing a novel and was having…Continue

Character Fact Sheets: Do you keep them? How much detail do you put into one?

Started by Michelle Gwynn Jones. Last reply by Michelle Gwynn Jones Nov 3, 2013. 61 Replies

I keep a character sheet for everyone in my story.  When it comes to the MCs I know just about everything there is to know about them.  Where the grew up, where they went to school and what is their…Continue

Character or Plot

Started by Kathleen Kaska. Last reply by Ivana Milakovic Jul 15, 2013. 5 Replies

 What's more important, plot or character?     That's a tough question to answer. A great mystery plot will keep me turning the pages until the end. But delightful, intriguing characters whom I can…Continue

Tags: mystery, character, plot

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Comment by Laura Page on September 29, 2015 at 12:54pm

Looks like some super interesting discussions going on! Sadly, so many corners of SheWrites seems deserted!? I haven't written any fiction for some time, but I am a fan of narrative poetry and enjoy the loose character development that can be found in that vein. 

Comment by Totsymae on October 6, 2014 at 4:58am
Comment by MT Bostick on June 28, 2014 at 7:36pm

Hello everyone! It's been a while since I've commented or said hello. I went back to school and now I've graduated. Yay! I hope to be a regular part of She Writes from  here on out. I've missed everyone! I have a new website/blog/portfolio I would like for you all to visit and comment on, if you can. It is @

Every Wednesday I update my blog. Say hi to me if you remember me or not. Looking forward to chatting with all of you. You can connect with me on Twitter, FB, LinkedIn, & Google+ All my contact info is on my page. I hope we reconnect if we've lost touch or connect if we haven't met. Have a terrific evening!

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on June 4, 2014 at 4:24am

In need of summer reads:

Comment by Totsymae on May 23, 2014 at 4:38am

As a promotional tool, animated gifs is one way to bring attention to a product. My character is many things and being a gossip-monger is one of them. See her in action. 

Comment by JMcManus on April 22, 2014 at 3:12pm

Sharing some character illustrations




Comment by Totsymae on April 22, 2014 at 2:22pm

I'm starring the character I've developed in a webcomic. Here's the second trailer of her photo shoot.

Comment by Syeda Tasmia Tahia on March 31, 2014 at 7:03am

Hello Ladies. Anyone here have a moment (or a few, actually) to spare? I am looking some feedback on the 10th chapter of my YA Silent Voices. It is written from a omniscient third-person narrative, focusing on one or two of the for MCs feelings (or silenced voices) in each chapter.

Silent Voices: Flowers and Flirts

I have taken forever to actually get down to writing this chapter (January blues turning to March blues!)

It would be very kind of you to give me any positive, negative or constructive feedback you may be willing to share. Thank you very much in advance! :)

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on February 15, 2014 at 11:28am

Why you should read Back To Work She Goes:

Comment by MT Bostick on July 30, 2013 at 7:55pm

As a rational, spiritual human is she obligated to save this man's life? She stays put and watches the fire creep within inches of him. She remains silent.

Hi All! I haven't been on for a while, but I wanted to share my story with all of you. It is a free download.


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