Characters

9 Character Archetypes found in Stories

Learn about the different character archetypes that appear time and time again in stories.

4 Writing Lessons From Neil Gaiman

Few people know how to write a good story more than Neil Gaiman. Here are four of many wisdom-filled lessons he has for aspiring writers.

6 Common Elements You'll Find In an Anti-Hero

An anti-hero is similar to a classic protagonist, but learn five characteristics that make them unique with examples!

How to Write an Antagonist that Matters

Learn how to create a powerful antagonist in your next story, one who will drive the greatest conflict and add perspective.

Express Your Character's Personality: How to Write Mannerisms in a Story

While subtle, mannerisms can reveal your character’s personality traits and backstory. Here is how you can incorporate them into your story without overdoing it.

Powerful Character Motivations: How to Create Them

Learn about character motivations and discover how they can help you create compelling, dynamic characters.

12 Tips on How to Write a Likable Character

Learn how to make the characters of your story more likable and believable, which will help readers empathize with them.

Templates and Guides

Free!

Character Builder

Notion Worksheet or PDF
A worksheet for building the important things about a character. Learn how to create a character that actually matters to your story.
Free!

Fictional Story Timeline

Notion Template
Build out your world and organize its history and story's plot. Keep track of events, characters, locations, and chapters for your story.

Books

The Anatomy of Story

John Truby

A comprehensive tutorial covering the fundamentals of story examining each essential element and showing authors how to weave them seamlessly together to make an effective narrative.

Sites and Apps

Fantasy Name Generators

Free
Free

Discover names for your characters, locations, and so much more from over 1400 name generators based on historical, mythological, or pop culture references.

Artbreeder

Free w/ Paid Upgrades
Free w/ Paid Upgrades

Build imaginative concept art and character designs for your story using artificial intelligence.

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