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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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Writing An Unlikeable Protagonist.

Your protagonist doesn’t always need to be everyone’s favorite. The character you love to hate can bring enormous depth to your story. The quick article below will walk you through the process of creating an unlikeable protagonist that will have … Continue reading

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Crafting Negative Character Arcs.

Who needs a happy ending to be satisfied and entertained? Not me! Negative character arcs are the cornerstone of captivating stories across many genres. If you’re looking to add some depth and intrigue to your story, read this article on … 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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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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Character Archetypes & How To Use Them

Which archetype do your characters fall in to? Learning how to utilize archetype characteristics will enhance your reader’s experience and create a better plot line. The first step to understanding archetypes is learning their basic wants, fears, and needs. The … Continue reading

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