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Character writing Writing Genres YA writing

Writing for all ages: why do adults read YA novels?

Depending on which survey you read, adults buy anywhere from 55 to 80 percent of YA novels, and they make a substantial number of those purchases for themselves, but why is YA fiction writing for all ages? Here are a few reasons along with writing tips that writers of all types of fiction can take from YA’s global success.

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Character writing

How to write believable characters

Knowing how to write believable characters is vital for any fiction writer. A character that seems like a stock character – the hero, the villain, the orphan, the unwilling savior – can easily become too predictable. So how do you create a great character? There are several ways to make sure that your fictional characters draw readers into your imaginary world:

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Character writing Fantasy writing

Fantasy character types: 5 popular kinds

Fantasy novels are full of varied fantasy character types. Read about 5 popular types (and ways to avoid associated overdone tropes):

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Character writing Novel writing tips Story conflict Writing advice

6 story conflicts possible in your book

Conflict is at the heart of all stories. These are six of the story conflicts possible in your book:

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Character writing Modern-day novel writing Novel writing tips Writing advice

Character posture: How to describe characters’ bearing

When we think about describing a character, we often think of listing items like hair colour, eye colour and body type. Character posture is important too. Here are tips on using posture to bring out what makes each of your fictional characters uniquely interesting:

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Character writing

Lessons from Roald Dahl’s Charismatic Characters

Reader or not, it would be rare to find an adult that has not heard of the author, Roald Dahl. His stories strike a chord with adult and child alike, captivating our imaginations generation after generation.