Divas Rec: 33 Ways to Write Stronger Characters

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Divas Recommend | 2 comments

Divas Rec: 33 Ways to Write Stronger Characters

33 Ways to Write Stronger Characters” is a must, in my opinion. Let me tell you: This is a list every author needs to print out and keep close when they write.  Covet it. Laminate it. Frame it. Knit it a cozy. I don’t care, just keep it forever. It’s a great resource while you’re developing your characters. When I’ve helped an author or two add more depth to their characterizations, I directed them to this list by Kristen Kieffer on the She’s Novel blog. Not only does she identify what your characters need, but how you can help them. She also created a worksheet that helps you keep track of all the 33 ways you can strengthen your characters. I puffy heart worksheets. All you have to do is sign up for her site (free) and download the PDF. Simple! Then you’re on your way to rounding out your book players.

Check out “33 Ways to Write Stronger Characters” by Kristen Kieffer like now!

You’re welcome!

PS.  For some reason the download link to her worksheet said it was unavailable but the link that was sent to my email worked just fine.

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Lauren Schmelz (127 Posts)

Lauren Schmelz has been in the publishing and broadcasting field for over twelve years. She got her start editing and producing traffic news for local news affiliates in St. Louis, Missouri (NBC, CBS, and FOX). For the last four years, Lauren has worked as a freelance editor/manuscript advisor. Lauren was Managing Editor of Manuscript Development for the last year and a half at a small independent publisher. Currently, Lauren is a founding Diva with Write Divas and specializes in manuscript development, content editing, copy editing, marketing, and publicity. As COO of Write Divas LLC, Lauren oversees the daily operations of staff and client projects to optimize efficiency and serve authors with the highest quality of work whether it is the edit of their manuscript or the promotion of their marketing campaign and blog tour. She is married and has two young daughters. When Lauren isn’t editing or reading manuscripts, she is busy playing with her kids and exploring her hometown of St. Louis with her family. She is an avid reader, writer, movie enthusiast, and generally a smartass. Lauren hopes to publish her first book within the year. Lauren has worked with such authors as: M.A. Stacie, C.L Parker, Brian Sweany, Suzy Duffy, Jennifer Schmidt, Alexandra Richland, Alexandra Allred, Michele Richard, Liv Morris, and Joey Mills.


  1. Wow! Thank you for this lovely rec, Lauren. I’m so glad you found this post useful, and I really appreciate that you took the time to share it with your readers. Thanks again, and happy writing!

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