Blog Posts - Creating A Character



Interview With Joleene Naylor, Author of “Masque of the Vampire”

What is your book about? Masque of the Vampire is the eighth in the Amaranthine series. Though is it a series, I try to write them so that anyone can pick up any book and understand what’s going on. This time Katelina and Jorick, who is one of the...
by Pat Bertram Introduces . . . on Apr 12, 2016

Benedict Cumberbatch on Creating His ‘Sherlock’ Character: “I’ve got to understand how I became this person”

It’s easy to forget that Benedict Cumberbatch juggles his film career — including starring as Marvel’s Doctor Strange (if reports are to be believed) — with the popular BBC television series Sherlock, in which he stars as a pr...
by Daily Actor on Nov 10, 2014

[TUTORIAL] Digital-tutors – Creating a Character Concept for Design Briefs in Photoshop

Description: Throughout these lessons we’ll go through the process of creating character concept designs for a design brief. We’ll start with a very quick sketch of the concept to solidify the idea in our mind, then we will sketch the gen...
by tutgfx on Jun 30, 2014

Interview With a Character — Part 2

Yesterday I posted a part of an interview I’d once done with the hero of my grieving woman book. Talking with a character like this is a good way of solidifying ideas, especially for finding out who the character is and what she wants. Here is anot...
by Bertram's Blog on Jul 26, 2013

Interview With a Character

Three years ago when I was deep into my own grief, I started writing a book about a grieving woman. It’s been so long since I worked on the novel that while I remember the story, I don’t remember everything I wrote. Today I discovered something i...
by Bertram's Blog on Jul 25, 2013

Celeste Paulette Boudreau, Character From “Rubicon Ranch: Secrets”

Rubicon Ranch is a collaborative and innovative crime serialization set in the fictional desert community of Rubicon Ranch and is being written online by authors of Second Wind Publishing. Celeste Boudreau is the creation of Dellani Oakes. Who are...
by Pat Bertram Introduces . . . on Apr 29, 2013

Interview with Celeste Paulette Boudreau, Character From “Rubicon Ranch: Secrets”

Rubicon Ranch is a collaborative and innovative crime serialization set in the fictional desert community of Rubicon Ranch and is being written online by authors of Second Wind Publishing. Celeste Boudreau is the creation of Dellani Oakes. Who are yo...
by Second Wind Publishing on Apr 29, 2013

Foreshadowing and Backshadowing: Making Our Writing Seem Inexorable

I’m not one of those authors who are so overflowing with ideas that they can sit down and just let the words spew out of their fingers onto the page. I have to think of everything, which is why beginning a novel or creating a new character is so h...
by Bertram's Blog on Apr 10, 2013

Hayley Lawson-Smith, Author of The Julius Romeros Extravaganza, Part 1, The Bearded Girl

What is your book about? More than one answer to that question! Love, acceptance and individuality, are certainly some of the main themes, but at the heart of the story is adventure. Abigail is very young when she embarks on her adventure in Part 1 o...
by Pat Bertram Introduces . . . on Jan 16, 2013

Hayley Lawson-Smith, Author of The Julius Romeros Extravaganza, Part 1, The Bearded Girl

What is your book about? More than one answer to that question! Love, acceptance and individuality, are certainly some of the main themes, but at the heart of the story is adventure. Abigail is very young when she embarks on her adventure in Part 1 o...
by Pat Bertram Introduces . . . on Jan 16, 2013

Lily Rae Foster, Hero of “Lily of the Springs” by Carole Foley Bellacera

The 50’s…Drive-in Movies, Doo-wop Music…and Love in the Back Seat of a ’51 Plymouth In 1952 Kentucky, 18-year-old Lily Foster, the daughter of strict Southern Baptist parents, becomes pregnant by the town “bad boy”—and just like that, s...
by Pat Bertram Introduces . . . on Mar 27, 2012


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