Building Great Characters: A Guide for Writers

Take a gander at the above picture. What can you infer about the man in this photo? Go ahead, take your time.

All set? Alright, let’s compare notes.

I think this character is a fun-loving guy. Seems like he’s outdoorsy, in good shape, probably a runner, maybe even a former (or current) track and field star. I’m guessing he’s also a risk-taker, since he’s…