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Character writing Story Development

How to write character development: Anil’s Ghost

In learning how to write character development, it’s helpful to think about how each element of storytelling contributes. What are the basic facts about your character the reader should know, going in? What does dialogue do to develop your character further? Action? Narration? Description? Their desires and fears?

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Character writing

Main character writing: 6 ideas for a strong key cast

The main character in a story is one of the most vital aspects. Knowing how to write an engaging main character is a vital skill for authors. Read on for definitions, examples and tips to make primary characters unforgettable:

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Character writing

Direct vs indirect characterization: 8 tips and examples

Characterization, the art of revealing fictional characters’ natures and personalities, has many facets. 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? Read on for tips and examples from literature:

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Character writing

How to create a villain readers won’t forget: 6 tips

Learning how to create a villain – the ‘bad guy’ of your novel – is as important as learning how to create a memorable protagonist. Read 6 tips for writing vivid villains:

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Character writing Romance Writing Writing Genres

Character relationships: 6 tips for crafting real connections

Writing character relationships that make sense requires thinking about how relationships work. How and why do people interact in harmonious or confrontational ways? Here are 6 tips for creating connected characters whose relationships are convincing:

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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):