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Crafting Morally Grey Characters.

Who doesn’t love a character that straddles the line of good and evil? They’re interesting, shady, and most of all, strangely lovable. However, have you ever attempted to write a morally grey character? If you have, then you’ve been through … Continue reading

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Anti-Heroes and Anti-Villains.

What exactly is an anti-hero or anti-villain? If you have been mulling this question over in your head for a character idea, then you have stumbled upon the right article. The links below will take you to an exemplary explanation … Continue reading

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How To Write An Addiction Into Your Story.

Unless you are a counselor or have personal experience with addiction, writing a character with an addiction requires some research. Which questions should you ask yourself and what aspects of addiction do you need to focus on? The article below … Continue reading

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How To Avoid First Page Mistakes.

If your potential reader likes your cover and falls for your blurb, what will come next? The all-important first page is your chance to hook a reader into laying down their cash to purchase your book. How can you avoid … Continue reading

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How To Write Traumatic Effects Into Your Story.

If you’re writing a traumatic experience into the backstory of your character, how will you show how it affects your character in the present? Do you know the signs and symptoms of recalling a past traumatic experience and how they … Continue reading

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Writing Characters With Mental Illness.

How important is it to understand a mental illness before you write about it? Is there an inherent responsibility placed upon the author? As a writer who has dealt with mental illness for the past ten years, I naturally insert … Continue reading

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How To Write Larger Than Life Characters.

Bigger, better, more, and more and more and more. That’s what larger than life characters are. Hotter than hot. Colder than cold. With a depth that seems almost superhuman. Crafting characters your readers will want to jump inside of and … Continue reading

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How To Choose The Right Main Character.

So you have an idea for a story. You may have the tantalizing end twist in mind or even the grand opening scene that will hook your readers. You’ve probably even thought about some of the secondary characters. The mentor, … Continue reading

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Crafting Unforgettable Characters.

If I ask you to name a few of your favorite characters which ones come to mind? Why are they so memorable? How did the author create such an amazing personality? If you want to endow your readers with memories … Continue reading

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How To Write Character Conflict.

Inner or real world conflict is absolutely necessary for your story to function on all its glorious cylinders. How do you add conflict to your character? The article below will give you some tips on how to supply conflict in … Continue reading

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Basic Fiction Terms And Definitions

A few basics to learn as you begin your writing adventure. These terms must be learned and understood to work your way through all the writing advice you are bound to come across as you grow as a writer. The … Continue reading

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How To Create Strong Female Characters

The damsel in distress days are long gone. Today female characters are self-reliant, strong, and can kickass if need be. They can step into the role of leader and take charge of the situation. However, you don’t want them to … Continue reading

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Crafting Cunning Characters

How do you create crafty and cunning characters in your stories? It’s not enough to tell the reader a character is cunning you must show it in their actions. The article that followers describes how to craft those cunningly interesting … Continue reading

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When And Where To Add Backstory

The backstory is an integral part of your overall story and should reveal just enough information at the right time to entice your readers. Going about revealing the backstory can be difficult, but with the steps below you will become … Continue reading

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