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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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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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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 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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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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Which Characters Should Be In Your Novel

You have your protagonist. You have your antagonist. Good to go right? No! Of course, we all know we need to populate our stories with multiple characters, and the cast should always include certain archetypes every time. If you take … Continue reading

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Blurring Good vs. Evil In Your Story

No one is 100% evil or good. There lingers in them a little of the opposite of their true nature. This is a good thing for storytellers because it adds tension and conflict. How do you go about using this … Continue reading

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How To Make Your Readers Hate Your Antagonist

If there’s one thing in your book, you want readers to hate it should be your antagonist. The lovable bad guy can sometimes work, but more often than not you want people to despise them. How do you get that … Continue reading

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How To Write Child Characters

Writing children can be difficult with all their innocents and mischievous intricacies. However, getting them just right can add so much to your story. So how do you go about writing a child character? The article that follows will help … Continue reading

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How To Write Unlikable Characters Your Readers Will Understand.

With the relatable protagonist, there usually comes the unlikable character that readers hate but must still relate to on some level or at least understand their reasons for being so unlikable. Do you know how to write these unique individuals … Continue reading

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Character Types & Which Ones Deserve A Place In Your Story.

Once you’re aware of character type, you’ll find yourself noticing it more and more in what you read and watch. You can then use this awareness to study that character and see what elements you can use in your own writing. Continue reading

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