Creating someone is not easy, tastes, feelings,interests, secrets,love,hate, jealousy, and the rest of the so called human condition has to fit into the small bottle of a novel or the even more confined short story. So the question is, how would one fit a complex personality filled with ideas, tendency’s, hobbies,and beliefs, all into one book without tainting the character or the story.
For writers: Creating a basic character sheet to use as a reference.
Crafting great villains and heroes (or antagonists and protagonists) can be difficult, but this article outlines things you need to consider when creating your characters.
As a writer, it’s very important to know the dos and don’ts of naming a character. This article lists them very plainly.
Writing a character of the opposite sex to your own can be a challenge. This article gives practical advice on the easiest and most effective ways to approach writing the opposite sex at a realistic and honest angle.