Tag: Character

Quick Tips for Creating Character

Quick Tips for Creating Character

Creating characters is easy on one level. All you need is a name and some basic details such as gender, age etc. However, if you want them to resonate with your readers then they need to feel real. Today we are going at this using some quick tips from Bang2Write and Cut Scene Addict.

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Building Stronger Heroes and Villains

Building Stronger Heroes and Villains

Today we are going to look at how to create stronger heroes and villains – in a writing sense of course! The first thing to say is that heroes and villains are just characters and can be anything from moral knights to evil bakers and back again. We are going to start by looking at …

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How to Write Interesting Supporting Characters

How to Write Interesting Supporting Characters

Often the most interesting characters in books and stories are not the main characters but the supporting ones such as Han Solo in Star Wars or Nancy from Oliver Twist. Today will be looking at how to make your supporting characters interesting within their own right. However, first we need to answer the question, why …

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WLW Meeting – 03/03/2015

We saw a great turnout of 10 people including a couple of new folk and the return of another. Hello to Alison and Bill and welcome back Mitra. You can find out about what they, and everyone else, got up to below.

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Character Goals and Themes

Character Goals and Themes

We all know that Character is an important part of any kind of story telling but how do we create characters that our readers can connect to. One way to do it is by giving each character goals and themes as suggested by Moody Writing and  Socialpolitan Fiction Writing Craft.

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The Worst Ways to Begin Your Novel

The Worst Ways to Begin Your Novel

After the visit of Allan Guthrie last night I thought we should continue that theme with this great post from Chuck Sambuchino on The Write Life about the Worst Ways to Begin Your Novel. Taken from the 2014 Guide to Literary Agents, Chuck‘s post list quotes from a wide range of literary agents talking about their …

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