Radio Show: On Writing – Building Fictional People

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Character profiles, personal history, dialogue, and speech patterns. How to make fake people more real to yourself and to your reader. Building a three dimensional person on a page is one of the fundamental skills of a fiction writer. Ignoring the character process does the story and your craft a huge disservice.

Example of a Character Profile Sheet.




Keira Marcos

In my spare time, I write fanfiction and lead a cult of cock worshippers on the Internet. It's not the usual kind of hobby for a 40ish "domestic engineer" but we live in a modern world and I like fucking with people's expectations.


  1. Thank you, I enjoyed listening to your podcast on characters, and the link is great. It is an area in my own writing that I knew was flat but did not know how to fix.

    The whole podcast was very enjoyable. Thank you.

  2. Another really enjoyable show, but the podcast ended before the end of the Grocery store story…. I just have to know what happened at the self checkout???????

    true friendship is being able to pee on the phone 🙂

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