Creating and developing complex characters with Matt Juhl

how to write complex characters

The TufFish Show is for writers who want to get their first, next or current book out into the world, and this week we welcomed the talented award winning author Matt Juhl!

Matt and I talked in depth about creating and developing complex characters and strong dialogue as well as striking the balance between show vs tell, so that readers feel connected to the characters and want to keep reading.

Our guest Matt Juhl is an award-winning contemporary romance author. Having interacted with clients and colleagues in the financial industry for the past twenty years, he has gained a deep understanding of relationships and where people's passions lie. Using that knowledge and his affinity for storytelling, Matt published his award-winning debut novel, The Straight Crimes. When not absorbed in his writing, he enjoys vacationing at the beach, relaxing in his hot tub, and otherwise spends too much time on Instagram. Matt resides in Fort Worth, Texas, with his family and is currently working on his next book. Visit: