Posted on 04/06/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin has one more type of character that she wants authors to make effective use of in their novels....

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Posted on 04/01/2020 at 03:51 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin has already discussed why and how to add secondary characters to your novel. The focus of her earlier...

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Posted on 03/23/2020 at 12:36 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Secondary characters don’t receive the bulk of the “screen time,” so to speak, but that doesn’t make them unnecessary or...

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Posted on 03/17/2020 at 10:07 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The question of whether you can make an unlikeable character, well, likable seems at first to be a bit of...

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Posted on 03/12/2020 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Among the aspects of filmmaking that apply well to writing a book is the use of characters. Specifically, says C.S....

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Posted on 03/08/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin and many other novelists have seen their writing process begin with the image of one particular character. As...

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Posted on 03/07/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Well, okay, this isn’t every single article that Writer’s Digest has ever compiled on writing characters, but it is a...

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Posted on 03/06/2020 at 10:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

So many misunderstandings could possibly be averted if, in real life, we were able to hop into other people’s heads....

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Posted on 03/04/2020 at 10:23 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most of the time (we won’t say “always”), authors want their readers to care about their protagonists. That is, as...

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Posted on 02/21/2020 at 10:41 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The villain or culprit in your mystery should make sense once his or her guilt is revealed. But how do...

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