Posted on 07/31/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The distinction between dynamic and static characters is fairly straightforward — the former changes as the story progresses, while the...

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Posted on 07/28/2021 at 01:28 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Who’s the narrator in a novel told in third person? Milo Todd expects you to say that the author is...

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Posted on 07/23/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Introducing characters to one another can feel like a necessary item on a checklist. But author John J. Kelley has...

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Posted on 07/23/2021 at 10:43 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Just as understanding what motivates you can positively influence your own behavior, so too can understanding a character’s motivations benefit...

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Posted on 07/22/2021 at 10:51 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Body language and the way in which someone moves can reveal a lot of what a person — or character...

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Posted on 07/21/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In Dave Chesson's opinion, the best way to get to know a character is to interview him or her. If...

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Posted on 07/15/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Just as you can boil down most stories into a handful of basic plots, so too can you narrow down...

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Posted on 07/13/2021 at 08:47 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Just as it takes time to get to know real-life people, it can take some writing and rewriting to fully...

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Posted on 07/08/2021 at 09:25 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Even if writing a distinctive character voice is a breeze for you, author Janice Hardy’s post on that topic will...

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Posted on 06/29/2021 at 09:18 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer’s Digest has added a few new character-advice posts recently that complement each other. In one, author Kerry Winfrey describes...

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