Hey writers. I come today bearing a gift: A collection of resources to help out with character development. I’ve sorted it into categories so that you can easily find what you’re looking for (or just easily sort out what’s what), and I’ve collected here many of the posts I’ve found over the years and saved to my Pinterest boards (you can find my account here if you’d like to see some of the other articles I’ve saved on other aspects of writing, or if you’d like to see my storyboards/character boards/etc., and here are my Writing Tips: Characters and Characters: Creation boards if you’d like even more tips on character development).
General character development
8 Different Kinds of Strengths to Give Your Characters by Hannah at Hannah Heath (By the way, this is, like, my favorite blogger ever)
A Guide to Creating Characters Worth Remembering: Forum Edition by Emily at Creative Geek Lifestyle (this is aimed toward forum roleplayers developing roleplay characters, but much of it can be applied to book characters as well)
11 Things to Consider if You Want Distinct, Unique Characters by Alyssa at The Honeydrop Post (This is actually a friend of mine from the NaNoWriMo site)
The “Boxes” I Put My Characters In by Yours Truly, right here at Scribes & Archers
8 Necessary Tips for How To Write Child Characters by K.M. Weiland at Helping Writers Become Authors
Character Development, another of mine from here on the blog