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In this series, we’re looking at personalities, how to develop them, and where to look for more information about personality types. As …

September 23, 2017

Do you always tell the truth? Do you use the same tone and vocabulary when speaking to your friends and your boss’s …

September 20, 2017

Dig deep and you’ll find attitude, and when you find attitude, you find voice. ~ James Scott Bell in Voice: The Secret …

August 20, 2017

Characters with personality make your readers identify and care about them. There are several ways to determine what your character will be …

June 22, 2017

In the beginning…in creating characters, we must begin at the beginning. We’ve talked about a three-word description, and basic information. How do …

May 22, 2017

Can you describe you characters with only two words? I ran across this simple question in James Scott Bell’s excellent book Voice: …

May 19, 2017

Why is it that some characters stick in our minds? What is it about them that causes us identify with them and …

April 22, 2017

Go shopping This non-writing exercise can help you connect with your character in a tangible way, by interacting with real objects: What …

January 19, 2017

The heroine of the mystery novel I am working on needs certain qualities to be a good sleuth. Things like nosiness, an …

November 19, 2016

I hate making phone calls. When it comes to picking up the phone, I always procrastinate as long as possible. It might …

May 15, 2016

Fictional characters are like onions; they are made of many layers.  A writer must peel back the layers to reveal the core of …

October 16, 2015

As writers, we do many things to capture what drives our characters. We’ll complete questionnaires detailing their likes and dislikes, create a …

September 4, 2015

Take your characters deeper All great writers understand the importance of creating well-developed characters, but how does a character go from predictable …

August 27, 2015

Good writers know that developing well-rounded characters is critical, and one technique for creating such interesting characters is to create in-depth bios …

June 16, 2015
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