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Evil Characters

The dictionary defines evil as morally wrong or bad; immoral, wicked, evil deeds, an evil life. That’s a bit redundant and circular in some places. Still, it’s a good definition of the word. Wikipedia says it is the absence or

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Revision

Getting the story down on paper is the easier part. That sounds counter intuitive, but in my case, it’s true. I usually have a lot of talking heads. In the very first read through of the story, after I have

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The Story in Three Acts

Most fiction is based on three acts, although I suppose you could have more. Fiction should be like a hill. Act I takes you to the base of the hill. Act II is the actual hill and Act III is

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Why Characters Are The Most Important Plot Elements

Characters are the most important plot element because they move the plot along. A plot that doesn’t move is a bad plot. A good dynamic plot is crucial to good story telling and characters, with their foibles, beliefs and attitudes

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