Writing a Narcissistic Character

Details You Should Know

By Annette Rey

I hope it’s only a character you want to profile and that you have not been exposed to a narcissist in real life because they are highly destructive people for those around them.

Let’s look at a few points you can incorporate in your self-indulgent character.

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Easy Build of a Character

Opioid User

By Annette Rey

Opioid use and abuse is big in the news now. If you have a character in your story that is an opioid user, do you really know what the related terms are; what are the signs that you can see in a victim; what are the symptoms the victim experiences?

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Writing You, Maybe?

An Introspective View

By Annette Rey

Here’s a great character idea – with a psychological slant.

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Write a Profile of a Person You Know

Be Honest

By Annette Rey

When I write a profile of a person I know, I go into extreme detail. Following is an example of what I do.

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Role-play Writing

Go Deep

By Annette Rey

Looking for prompts? Looking to unlock the writing vault in your brain? Take a subject like ancient mariners. Then, research, role-play, and write.

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Character Challenge, Part Two

An Exercise Worth Doing, Part II

By Annette Rey

This is Part Two of building five distinct characters. I have given you two people in Part One. Read on for the other three.

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Character Challenge, Part One

An Exercise Worth Doing, Part I

By Annette Rey

Are you having trouble building variations into each of your characters? Do they resemble more wax figures than thinking/feeling human beings? Major characters (MC) should be recognizable by your readers as they read the individual differences you have written into them. If you are having trouble in this area, and even if you think you are not, engaging in the following exercise will improve your work in this area.

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