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Writing Characters that Connect with Your Audience Emotionally
Dan Watanabe, Entertainment Expert and Media Arts Instructor, explains why audiences emotionally connect with courageous characters. Anytime that a writer creates...
How Writers Can Use Flaws to Create Interesting Characters
Characters live in a writer’s head long before they’re set on paper. We build a fondness for them, and this can make it difficult to acknowledge faults. This is especially...
Using Stereotypes and Cliches to Add Depth to Characters
Writers are often encouraged to avoid clichés and stereotypes because readers might find the content or characters boring. However, some writers are able to use these...
Six Steps for Creating Compelling Book Characters
“Meeting new characters in a novel is a little like meeting people for the first time when you’ve moved to a new town,” says editor Helga Schier. Because everyone...
Writing Dialogue for a Novel vs a Screenplay
Adding dialogue and character interactions to a story can go a long way in moving the plot forward, as long as that dialogue is interesting, per author and editor...
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