EPISODE 17: Tips for creating compelling characters

Welcome to the Rage Against the Manuscript podcast. In this episode I discuss some of the ways I build the kinds of characters that keep pages turning and readers guessing. Plus, get a special sneak peek into my upcoming project, Rock Your Novel School.


Listen on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

In this episode:

  • The belief and the lie and the truth – let’s get serious (and confusing)

  • How to use a character’s “ghost” to give them depth.

  • The one question to ask yourself when you’re stuck in a story.

  • What I’m doing to help you finish your novel and improve your craft this year.

  • Who Rock Your Novel School will be awesome for, and who can give it a miss.

  • Why I give a 60-day guarantee.

    "Great characters tell themselves truths that are really lies."

    Steff Green

    Author of How to Rock Self-Publishing.

    If you've got a question you want to ask me about self-publishing or writing or building a career as an author, head over to the Rage Against the Manuscript FB group or email me steff@rageagainstthemanuscript.com and I’ll talk about it on a future episode. Happy writing! 


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