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Character writing Modern-day novel writing

Interiority in fiction: the glue between inner and outer worlds

Learning how to write interiority, in fiction, as well as in memoir, will deepen readers’ understanding of characters

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Character writing Narration Point of view

Delving into fourth person point of view

While this is an unusual way of telling a story, learning to use fourth person point of view can lead to some intriguing tales

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Character writing Novel writing tips

How to use Jung’s 12 archetypes to shape characters

We explore the 12 Jungian archetypes, seeing how they can be used in writing.

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Character writing Modern-day novel writing Writing advice

Exploring the depths of villainy

There is an art to writing villainous characters. We look at different types of these characters with examples from books, TV and film

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Character writing Learning how to write Writing advice

The art of writing flat characters

Having flat characters in your story is as vital as having round characters. Read on for definitions of flat characters, how they are used and tips for creating them

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Character writing Writing description

How to describe clothing in a story (with examples)

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.

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Character writing Novel writing tips

Decoding the Hero’s Journey

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

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Character writing Writing description

Direct vs indirect characterization: How to show and tell

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?

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Character writing Modern-day novel writing Novel research Writing advice

Beyond stereotypes: portraying realistic LGBTIQ+ characters

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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