Writing

David Baldacci's Tips for Creating Memorable Characters

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 2, 2021 • 5 min read

David Baldacci is a bestselling author whose 38 adult novels and 7 children’s books have sold more than 130 million copies. His work has been translated into 45 languages, published in 80 countries, and adapted for film and television. Most of his novels are part of a series, including The King and Maxwell series, The Camel Club series, The John Puller series, The Will Robie series, and the Amos Decker series. Below you’ll find David’s tips for applying personality traits, mannerisms, and real life motivations to create dynamic characters in your own writing.