Posted on 06/27/2022 at 09:33 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you're a straight writer wanting to incorporate more — or more well-rounded — LGBTQ+ characters, get ready to take...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 06/22/2022 at 09:18 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you want to really tick off TV writer and novelist Joshua Senter, tell him that a character would never...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 06/10/2022 at 03:29 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors have a tongue-in-cheek bad reputation when it comes to their treatment of main characters. But suffering does, as it...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 06/09/2022 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Character-writing advice almost always includes reminders to (and advice on how to) portray them as complex, not one-dimensional. So villains...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 06/06/2022 at 09:58 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It can be enough of a struggle to write a realistic-feeling human character, let alone a living being that doesn't...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 06/03/2022 at 11:02 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Matt Bird has spent considerable time in the storytelling world, from screenwriting and filmmaking to podcasting. His latest book shifts...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Characters, Joanna Penn

Posted on 05/27/2022 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No one likes perfect people, in real life or in fiction. But how do you choose the type of flaw...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 05/26/2022 at 10:41 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer Unboxed shared two posts on villains in fiction earlier month. In some cases, you may want your reader to...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 05/25/2022 at 02:23 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Naming a character doesn't carry the same imminent pressure that naming a baby does. But it certainly carries a significant...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 05/10/2022 at 03:03 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

To say that every great novel needs a solid plot and story might sound repetitive. But to Heather Davis —...

Categories: Behind the scenes