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Creating Believable Characters

Characters can be fun to create. You want your heroes to be heroic and your villains to be villainous. Right? Of course. In the real world, though, no one is all good or all bad. Humans are a mixture of

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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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Routines For Your Characters

I’ve talked about having your character exercise. Another way to make them more real is to show their routines. Everyone has one. Your protagonist can possess one as well. I’m not saying you need to show everything they do the

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