8 Ways to Enrich Your Character

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Character Revision: 8 Ways to Jumpstart a Make Over You have a first draft, but you realize that your character needs work. How do you retrofit a character when you revise? I don't think of a personality transplant. Instead, I try to add to and enrich a character. Here are 8 suggestions on how to revise your ...

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, ...

5 Plotting Mistakes

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Do you make these 5 plotting mistakes? Are you too nice to your characters? Low tension. Give characters large, overwhelming obstacles to overcome. Of course, you love this dear fellow you created and like any good parent, you want only (more…)