Well Rounded Characters

As readers we like our characters to be realistic. Authors need to add flaws and virtues to their characters in order to engage the reader with the story. We remember the characters who come alive best. Those characters have flaws.

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Make Your Characters A Little Weak

Good character development means making your characters as believable as possible. To do that you need a mix of characteristics and traits. Make your characters beautiful and vain, homely and giving, beautiful and unassuming, ugly and evil, lovely and evil,

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Feline Freedom League March 2019

From: Agent Probie To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 3 March 2019 Subject: First Report of 2019 Things have begun disappearing. They are definitely moving dens. I’m not certain how much longer we will be able to report from this location. The

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Characters And Their Families

As authors, we need to know everything about our characters. Most people have relationships and our characters should as well. How do your characters get on with their families? What kind of friends do they have? How do they react

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Characters at Work

As authors, we want people to believe our characters are real. OK, not so much, but we do want them to be believable as people. People have jobs or careers. Our characters need jobs and careers as well. In life,

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A Word About Pacing

Have you ever read a story and thought the characters should just get on with it? That’s an indication that the author missed the pace of the story. Pacing is the speed at which a story moves along. It can

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Feline Freedom League Mission Report

From: Agent Mulder To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 3 February 2019 Subject: First Report of 2019 Something came up in the latter half of the previous year. The humans brought in cardboard toys. I do not believe the toys were for

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