Character Checklist

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Character Checklist See also: 15 Days to a Stronger Character Latest post on Characters: 3 Types of Character Arcs: Choosing the Best for your Novel EXTERNALS Name or Nickname: Does the character's name evoke something about him or her? Does it resonate in the story? Character Roles and Jobs. Have you fully explored the possibilities of family and community roles? ...

8 Sources of Market Info

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Sell your novel! AND Your Other Writing Where do you get marketing info that helps you decide when and where to submit? General Market books. The Writer's Digest market books are the best known and have a reputation for delivering up-to-date information. Writer's Market Deluxe 2010 (more…)

4 Tips on Promoting to Educators

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Put your Book in Educator's Classrooms A friend and I recently sat down with two librarians to talk about what they like to hear in presentations. Their needs were different: one teaches in an elementary school and one in a high school. Yet, they agreed on several things. Educators are one market for most authors of ...

Develop Sympathy with Character Traits 9

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Use Character Traits to Make Your Character Sympathetic Yesterday, we looked at 9 character traits that can be used to develop sympathy for your character. Today, we'll look at using those traits in your story. It's not enough just to tell yourself, or write on a checklist, that your character has these traits and is, therefore, ...

9 Traits of Sympathetic Characters

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Creating Sympathetic Characters, Part I I am working on characters in my VNovel. Apparently, I generate initial sympathy for my protag, but at some point, the reader loses the connection to him. So, there's work to do. Here are things I'm looking at. 9 Character qualities that generate support Help Your Readers Identify with Your Characters. We tend ...