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Character relationships and tips for writing great character interactions

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: 1: Draw inspiration for characters’ relationships from real life Writing great relationships between characters requires being observant about relationships in your own life and […]

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Plot vs character - Now Novel shares the pros of plot driven vs character driven novels

Plot vs character: What drives a great novel?

Choosing whether your novel will be plot driven or character driven is an important part of writing a novel. Plot vs character isn’t a simple choice, as each emphasis has its own benefits (and disadvantages if it is emphasized far more than the other). Read the pros and cons of each story type, followed by […]

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7 must-obey rules for writing dialogue

Dialogue can serve a number of purposes in fiction including developing character, building suspense and advancing plot. If written well, it engages readers and increase their identification with characters. Here are 7 rules for writing dialogue: Make your dialogue imitate life One of the first things to remember about writing dialogue is that it should capture the essence […]

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