Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

As a writer, creating characters is probably the most important thing you do. Get it wrong, and the story will be wrong no matter how well plotted. Here are 25 things to know. Characters that have everything they need and want in life are pretty damn boring. In the real world, strong female characters go by another name: women. Try writing about them. Not every character needs to have some past trauma simmering beneath the surface to be interesting. Well adjusted people can be just as deep …

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As a writer, creating characters is probably the most important thing you do. Get it wrong, and the story will be wrong no matter how well plotted. Here are 25 things to know. Characters that have everything they need and want in life are pretty damn boring. In the real world, strong female characters go by another name: women. Try writing about them. Not every character needs to have some past trauma simmering beneath the surface to be interesting. Well adjusted people can be just as deep …
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Author: SBolithoe

Librarian, author, blogger, presenter, history buff and animal lover.

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