(Romance, Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Western, and Horror Novels)
$16.95 USD (downloadable PDFs)
When readers sit down with a novel, they wear the skin of your characters. Readers want to experience the highs and lows of adventure. They want to experience Heroes and Heroines who are larger than life, who are inspirational, and who are overcoming great odds to win. In short, readers want to live vicariously through your characters and their adventures.
"If a ... character is not deeply and consistently developed, the reader will not care (about your story)."
Leslie Kellas Payne, Editor of Adult Fiction (Source: The Portable Writers Conference, Edited by Stephen Blake Mettee, page 259)
How do you write a book that readers can't put down? The secret lies in creating complex characters. Bestselling, award-winning novelist and book writing coach, Adrienne deWolfe, originally developed these worksheet templates to help writers of Mystery, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thrillers, Westerns, and Horror.(Special worksheets are available for Romance writers.) The templates help develop Heroes, Heroines, Villains, and Sidekicks to capture the hearts of readers and win book contracts from editors. "If characterization matters so much to the reader," Adrienne explains, "characterization must matter even more to the writer."
"When you move readers emotionally, you sell books."
Ethan Ellenberg, Literary Agent(Source: US News & World Report, Nov. 6, 1995)
In commercial fiction, the author's biggest mistake is to create perfect protagonists. Readers can't relate to perfect (boring) Human beings. They want memorable "fiction folks," who can deliver emotional reads. The Create Colorful Characters for Your Novel worksheets are designed to take the writer deep into the psyche of every Hero, Heroine, Villain, and Sidekick. You'll learn what makes your characters tick, so you can translate that understanding into a page-turning read.
"Thank you for these character templates. They are awesome. I was using templates from a male author, and there is a huge difference in what (a female writer) would ask a hero. These will be immensely helpful."
Sharon TanWriter of Paranormal Romance
Included in this package:
4 templates + 2 bonus offerings
Create a Colorful Hero (27 pages)
Create a Colorful Heroine (31 pages)
Create a Colorful Villain (25 pages)
Create a Colorful Sidekick (24 pages)
Bonus Template: Create a Colorful Cast of Extras (6 pages)
Bonus Article: How to Write Men who Sound Like Men, and Women who Sound Like Women (5 pages)