Posted on 06/03/2022 at 11:02 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Matt Bird has spent considerable time in the storytelling world, from screenwriting and filmmaking to podcasting.

His latest book shifts to another important piece of your work: the people in it.

Joanna Penn hosted him on her podcast recently to discuss some of the advice from The Secrets of Character: Writing a Hero Anyone Will Love.

You can read a transcript of their conversation about writing powerful characters or listen to the segment on The Creative Penn; points they cover include how to decide on your hero, how to use real-life details to bring fiction alive, and why a character doesn't have to be likable.

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Tagged As: Characters, Joanna Penn

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