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Character motivation examples: 7 tips for clear motives

  Believable character motivations drive all of literature’s most famous characters. Characters, like real people, have desires, wants and needs. They have motivations they’re aware of and ones they aren’t. These all impact the choices they make.  Here are 7 tips for creating character motivation: 1: Give each character their own credible motivation 2: Give […]

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How to write a character unlike you | Now Novel

How to write a character unlike you

Today we have a guest post, courtesy of ESL teacher Ethan Miller. Character creation is a key element of writing a novel. Authors, knowingly or unknowingly, often create characters that borrow heavily from their own selves and life experiences. It’s fun to see yourself as the protagonist of your story and base your characters in […]

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Characterization examples: 5 ways to reveal characters

Characterization –  how you make a fictional character seem like a real, living, breathing person – is tricky. Besides describing characters physically, you need to convey their motivations, goals, personalities and flaws to make characters truly three-dimensional. Here are 5 characterization examples that show how to reveal your characters’ vital qualities: (more…)

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