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Writing tips about how to develop characters for writers and authors
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As a writer, creating characters is probably the most important thing you do. Get it wrong, and the story will be wrong no matter how well plotted. Here are 25 things to know.

25 Things About Creating Characters

I feel as if I, or someone I know, wrote these 25 things! "As a writer, creating characters is probably the most important thing you do. Get it wrong, and the story will be wrong no matter how well plotted. Here are 25 things to know.

7 Tips for Writing a Character with a Chronic Illness - Chronic illness isn't a popular topic in fiction. This is mostly because illness is hard to write about and many authors don’t even know where to begin. But, really, all you need is a jumping-off point. Here are 7 pointers to keep in mind when writing chronically ill characters:

Rule of storytelling: In the event of a sick character surrounded by healthy characters, the sick person must die.

Avoid the Mirror: Description Tips

How to Avoid the Mirror: Description Tips

Stories should reflect the real world, that's why writing authentic diverse characters is so important. It can be a challenge for writers to create these characters. Click through to read some tips on researching diverse characters.

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Build riveting internal conflict and a strong emotional connection with your readers by crafting strong character arcs for your story today. It's not as hard as you might think! Learn how & get started by working through Kristen Kieffer's step-by-step guide over at Well-Storied.com.

Build riveting internal conflict and a strong emotional connection with your readers by crafting strong character arcs for your story today. Learn how & get started by working through Kristen Kieffer's step-by-step gui

Sprucing Up Boring Characters — Little Novelist

Sprucing Up Boring Characters

People read novels with one intent; find out what’s happens to a fascinating set of characters. And if you’re thinking of throwing a bit of romance into the plot to liven up an otherwise dull character, forget about it. The character sho

Click through + get the free character sheet! 10 *essential* questions to ask to figure out the heart of your character. via @lizrufiange

The Ultimate Guide to Create a Character Readers Remember

Click through to get the free character sheet! 10 Essential questions to ask to create a character that will help you figure out the heart of your character

10 blog posts on how to create #characters for your novels.

Creating Character - Character Writing Guide

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There’s nothing better than an epiphany. It’s all gooey and warm on the inside, and on the outside it smothers my brain in a glass clear sensation of clarity. What follows is usually …

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There’s nothing better than an epiphany. It’s all gooey and warm on the inside, and on the outside it smothers my brain in a glass clear sensation of clarity. What follows is usually …

There are many things that I could stand to improve in as a writer‒say, everything ‒but I have been told that one of the things that ...

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