The clothes a person wears tells us many things: their status in life, for example, or their cultural affiliation or identity. They can tell us what era they live in, and even a person’s current state of mind or intent. Understanding how to describe clothing in a story well will help you create fuller, richer character portraits.
The hero’s journey is a powerful storytelling tool that resonates with audiences because it reflects our own personal journeys of triumph, adversity, and self-realization and is a reflection of everyday life
There are two main ways to reveal characters: direct characterization, and indirect characterization. What defines these two characterization types, and what are the strengths and weaknesses of each?
Portraying realistic, credible and relatable LGBTIQ+ characters is within your grasp. Read on for tips and how to avoid the 10 tropes
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Character development questions about goals, motivations, conflicts, fears, typical habits, personality and more help build rich characterization. Read 100 questions.
Descriptive writing brings stories and characters to life. Read tips on how to describe places and characters, descriptive writing examples from a selection of genres, and more.
What is conflict’s role in plot? In a plot, conflict creates untenable situations that make resolution vital. It moves events in a direction. Learn more.
What are dynamic characters and static characters? Read definitions and tips to use each type of character well in your stories.