Ever find yourself wondering how in the world did they come up with those characters? The man with a twisted lip, the leper with a limp, the tall-dark-and-handsome stranger, monsters, vampires, heroes and villains: good stories have good characters. We believe in them, and frankly, we’ll follow them anywhere (even to the sequel). How do you come up with good characters? The blog Magical Words has answers! See here for my recent post on developing characters in donut shops, or visit the main page to hear from other authors about the process and practice of writing!