Course description

By the time you finish with the Triangle Method of Character Creation, you will have created an addicting character — one that readers will want to see in book after book.

  • 12 videos with stunning graphics
  • 2 hours of instruction time
  • PDFs accompanying each video
  • A step-by-step guide to creating characters

Here are some sample screenshots from the course:

In The Likability Factor, you learn how to create characters with both likable and unlikable traits by looking at these 3 anti-heroes.

In 7 Techniques to Describe Characters, you learn how to dazzle your reader by your character's first description.

Does your dialogue reveal character? Learn how to write better dialogue that showcases your characters' personalities.

By the end of Fantastic Names, you'll have a personalized system for how to name your characters.

In 5 Tips for Complex Characters, you'll transform your characters from one-dimensional constructs to full-blooded human beings.

Dynamic First Actions will show you how to start your novel and your character with a bang.


"So helpful to have all these ideas about how to create characters. I have about 10 new ideas for characters now!"

- Amy Truhelo

"Love the graphics and love the instruction. I would recommend this course to anyone."

- James H. Errington

"Although I was skeptical going into the course, I came out a believer. John Fox explains advanced concepts patiently and wittily."

- Sophia Vera

"Hands down, best course I've taken on characters."

- Tito Ranger

John Fox

John Fox

I’ve spent the last ten years working as an editor, giving advice to writers about how to improve their manuscripts, and I condensed all my best advice into this 12-video course.

My background as a writer also informed the course: I’m the author of “I Will Shout Your Name,” (Press 53) and have also published fiction in Crazyhorse, Third Coast, Shenandoah, and the Chicago Tribune.

Oh, and Bookfox, which I founded in 2006, has received mentions from The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and The Huffington Post.

In a former life I was a college professor — I earned an MFA from the University of Southern California and an MA from New York University, but after teaching at the university level for a decade, I decided to focus on Bookfox full time.

Do you have any questions about the course? Email me:

Course Contents

12 Videos

1 Survey

12 PDFs

2.0 hrs