Characterization is the idea of making characters for a narrative. It is a literary element and may be used in dramatic works of art or everyday conversation. Characters can be shown by description. They can also be shown through their speech, thoughts, or actions.
- Outline on Literary Elements at the Internet Archive by Dr. Marilyn H. Stauffer of the University of South Florida
- Character and characterisation Archived 2007-11-11 at the Wayback Machine in The UVic Writer's Guide Archived 2007-10-12 at the Wayback Machine (from the University of Victoria)
- Drama Theory
- 15 Days to Stronger Characters
- Characterisation thesaurus for writers