The National Centre for Writing has been producing free resource packs for writers every couple of months this year, kicking off in January. It’s been a lot of fun to put them together and they’re packed full of REALLY good stuff. This was always the plan, even pre-lockdown, but it’s turned out that having regular, high quality digital content going out every couple of months was quite well-timed, given 2020’s absurdities.

Anyway, pack #3 was all about CHARACTER. I put together a few character templates for writers to download, plus detailed the personality matrix that I used extensively during the writing of The Mechanical Crown. The pack also has amazing stuff from Sarah Perry, Michael Donkor and Joe Dunthorne.

Take a look at it all over here.


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