My Character’s Whispering Secrets

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Shh! Don’t tell anyone else, but my character just told me a secret. Great Way to Find Unusual Secrets One common complaint about a first draft is that the characterization needs to be deeper. In Sol Stein’s book, Stein on Writing, Chapter 16 talks about the secret snapshot technique. Stein recommends that you think about […]

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5 Ways to Keep Characters Consistent

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When you write something as long as a novel, how do you make sure the character stays in character? When you revise, there are several ways to check. Creating Consistent Characters Create a Bible for your character. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but have one file, or a couple note cards that list characteristics. […]

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