Posted on 02/18/2022 at 01:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Contrary to the chant many of us learned as kids, secrets — in fiction — are in fact quite fun.

Yes, they can hurt someone — other characters — but they'll help your storytelling, says author Swan Huntley.

She shares five reasons to keep characters' secrets and how to strategically reveal them in a post for Writer's Digest. 

(For a more philosophical and longer post on the role that secrets play in making a reader curious about your characters, see what David Corbett wrote at Writer Unboxed.)

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