Category Archives: Characterization

Emotion vs. Feeling: How to Evoke More From Readers

All the stress and conflict you put into your stories to make them exciting and heartwarming only work if you actually evoke those emotions in your reader. Here are some key pieces of advice on how to make all that work.

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http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/emotion-vs-feeling-evoke-readers

 

One Way to Simultaneously Create Conflict and Suspense

Conflict and suspense are the key elements that no story can exist without. KM Weiland shares one way to create both at the same time.

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https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/never-give-your-characters-what-they/

What’s The Difference Between A Commercial And A Literary Plot? – Writers Write

While I don’t think that it’s fair to call all non-literary plots commercial, I do think that people want different things in what they read today. Writers need to pay attention to the differences to attract the audience they want.

Source: What’s The Difference Between A Commercial And A Literary Plot? – Writers Write

6 Ways To Experiment In Short Stories

Writing short stories is a great way to build and flex your writing muscles. The short format also allows for experimentation in ways that longer forms do not.

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https://writerswrite.co.za/6-ways-experiment-short-stories/

4 Ways to Write Backstory That Matters

Backstory is one of those things that you really have to be careful with. You are in love with your characters and want your readers to love them just as much, But, how much is too much—or—too little?

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https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/nanowrimo-outlining-how-much-backstory/

The existential dilemma of whether or not to follow your characters wherever they might lead.

The old saying about the inmates running the asylum may be true in some instances where your characters have led you into places that make no sense and have nothing to do with the plot you sat down to write, but … they can also take you places you had not dared to go before and your writing ascends to a new level. Let the battle between plotters and pantsers continue. There is room for both in the wild and wacky world of writing.

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The existential dilemma of whether or not to follow your characters wherever they might lead.