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Your Character’s Health

Everyone has health, good or bad. Giving your character health concerns will make them more real to the reader. Unless your character is a whining hypochondriac, just mentioning their overall health now and then is sufficient. The trick is not

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Preparing To Write

Preparing To Write Before you write a story, you need to do a few things. You need to have a clear idea of what your story is going to be about. You need an idea. You need to know who

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The Wise Character

Every story has a protagonist. Every story has an antagonist. Just how villainous your antagonist is, depends on the circumstances in the story. Both the protagonist and antagonist often have a character that they turn to for advice. Someone they

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Story Development

You start with an idea. then you expand it by answering some questions about your idea. the first and most important question is what is your story about? this is your log logline for the story, be it a short

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Compelling Characters

What makes a compelling character? The reader has to engage with the character. They have to have some flaws. No one is perfect and a character shouldn’t be either. Each character in a story should have a mix of good

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Know Your Character’s Family

You have family, whether they are people you talk to or not, they are your family. You also have friends, unless you are some kind of weird, really antisocial person. your characters should have family and friends too. You may

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