Category Archives: Characterization

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

The 10-Step Checklist to Writing an Above-Average Novel

Ten steps toward crafting your fiction to be a cut above the rest in your genre.

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https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/the-10-step-checklist-to-writing-a-better-than-average-novel/#

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