Character Development and Multiple Intelligences

Authors develop characters in a variety of ways, but the truth is that a good character must be:

KNOWN (even if they are misunderstood and mysterious)

and

CONSISTENT (even if they are consistently inconsistent)

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Some authors go to great lengths to complete character profiles.

Other authors laugh at such exercises (since they never appear in the novel.)

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However, you accomplish it, as an author you should know your characters.

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Listen to Howard Gardner here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BYl0PG5Ml8

Today’s Assignment:

1. Contemplate where your novel characters would fit on this chart.

2. Listen to this video lecture:

Howard Gardner Speaks at Hunter College’s Creative Writing Center

about “Wit and Grit.” (There’s a link below.)

3. Check out Howard Gardner’s newest book.

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http://www.amazon.com/Truth-Beauty-Goodness-Reframed-Truthiness/dp/0465031781/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1434366300&sr=1-1&keywords=truth+beauty+by+howard+gardner