Using Physicality to Bring Your Characters (And Your Fiction) to Life

The article below was written by Joan Dempsey for Writer’s Digest. Joan is the winner of the 2017 Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award and author of This Is How It Begins, A Novel (She Writes Press, October 2017. Joan helps serious creative writers master the craft of revision through free resources, online courses and one-on-one feedback. Learn more at

“One of the most common challenges writers face in the character development process is conveying personalities (even those of side characters) in a naturally complex and believable way. To find out more, keep reading


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