“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” ― Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon

There are novels we read long into the night and often return to reread over the years—and the reason is the people who inhabit that story’s world. We remember them and they and their stories are the ones we recommend when someone asks.

Tell us about your favorites:

Who inhabits the world(s) of your favorite stories?

What makes them compelling and engaging?

How did the author(s) make the people of their story world so vivid, so authentic that you can never forget them?


Tell us who your WIP is about and how you're making them unforgettable.