Taking a Character from Good to GREAT

FACT: Characters are the heart of a story. The stronger one is, the more powerful your novel will be.

In today’s competitive fiction market, there’s no room for okay-ish characters. This is why most writing courses, books, workshops, retreats, etc. often focus on character development. Mastering the art of building a character is something we strive for so they will be compelling enough to capture the hearts and minds of our readers.

Those of you following the thesaurus work Becca and I do know we take character-building pretty seriously. Each of our books, regardless of the topic, help with characters. All of the thesauruses we’ve created (16 now!) are either directly on character development or tied to story elements that create a spotlight on the character and their journey.

A few short months ago we launched the Character Builder, a super-tool that turns any writer into a character-building expert.

Because this tool draws from our thesauruses, it has a massive database of character information to help writers create fully-developed characters with rich backstories and motivations.

The Character Builder will also map out a custom Character Arc Blueprint for each character based on the exact information the writer selects. This tool is a game-changer, there’s no two ways about it.

But being able to build a well-layered character is only half the battle. We also need to understand why those layers are important.

The gateway to powerful writing happens when we marry expert knowledge with great tools. So, we’ve reached out to some of the best writing coaches in our industry: the team at Author Accelerator.

Author Accelerator is an incredibly talented group of one-on-one writing coaches that make it their mission to guide, mentor, and support a writer’s journey through a book.

Each coach is hand-picked, and provides on-the-ground advice and feedback as a novel is written. (Sounds like a dream come true, right? No wonder they’ve had so many successful clients pass through their doors.)

One Stop for Writers and Author Accelerator would like to invite you to watch their Character Clinic REPLAY!

The live webinar is over, but you can still soak up the knowledge by watching the REPLAY to see how to take a character from good to GREAT. Plus it’s an opportunity to…

  • Get an intimate look into what happens between a writing coach and their client during the character development process
  • Gain insight into the details about a character that REALLY MATTER so you know exactly what to brainstorm
  • See how One Stop’s hyper-intelligent Character Builder will help you craft a fascinating and meaningful story cast


Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.
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Jan Sikes
Jan Sikes
1 year ago

I look forward to attending this clinic live!