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How Extraordinary Abilities Define a Superhero
We’ve all encountered stories that fall flat because of characters that aren’t compelling. Whether we’re not connecting with the hero or the villain, the presence...
The Importance of Writing a Protagonist Who is Flawed and Faces Conflict
Arthur Doweyko, award-winning author and scientist explains the importance of creating a main character who is imperfect. The cliché of avoiding perfect characters...
Potential Issues When Bringing Diversity and Marginalized Characters into Stories
José Pablo Iriarte, author and educator, explains the necessary nuance in telling stories that include characters with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Iriarte...
José Pablo Iriarte
Creating a Humorous Main Character for a Sci-Fi Novel
John Wilkerson, sci-fi author, journalist, and ghostwriter, has a favorite type of humor: the unintentional kind. Sometimes the funniest characters are the class-clown...
John Wilkerson on the Inspiration for His Character Rye Ironstone
Authors seek out others’ writing processes to hone their own writing abilities, get ideas, and be inspired. One typical conversation around writer’s tables is how...
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