Category Archives: Characterization

Captain America’s 10-Step Guide to Writing a Likable Hero

In order for your readers to like your book, you need to give them likable characters. Ones that they can identify with and care about. Here are some helpful hints on how to do just that.

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Captain America’s 10-Step Guide to Writing a Likable Hero

Representation in Fiction: How to Write Characters Whose Experiences Are Outside of Your Own

Writing only what you know can be a very limiting dictate, especially when it comes to writing fiction. So much of what seeks to pour out of our brains is outside our experience. Award-winning writer Diana Pho suggests some tools to assist us in writing outside our experience(s) and doing it well.

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https://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/write-better-characters/representation-in-fiction-how-to-write-characters-whose-experiences-are-outside-of-your-own

Keep it Simple: Keys to Realistic Dialogue (Part I)

Cris Freese shares with us (via Writer’s Digest) some rules for keeping dialogue simple and realistic. It may not meet all the rules of grammar, but it does accurately reflect the things that people actually say.

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https://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/keep-it-simple-keys-to-realistic-dialogue-part-i