How to create your main character.

Creating main characters are one of the most important parts of writing a story. (Obviously) They have to come alive and walk of the page. Today I’m going to share with you my own way of creating characters. It’s not a very complicated process but for some it might not work since what I do …

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weekend writer’s block. (Inspiration for desperate times)

Weekend writers block. Now I realize that last week I gave you all this really cool detailed version of a story. If I keep writing post like that I will soon have nothing to share with you and nothing left to write. From here of on I will share snippets of story ideas instead of …

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Things first noticed. Strong points.

Past how people look the first things we learn about them is what they are good at. People are passionate about what they are good at. Let me just make something clear your MC needs skills otherwise he won't survive it through the book but that doesn't mean he has to be good at everything. …

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Questions to ask yourself about your Main Characters past.

Here are a few ways to help create your characters past.   Make a list of your characters family members both alive and dead. write a short description of how the dead cambers died. who is your MC best friend? What did your character want to become when he grew up as a kid? What …

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How your MC appearance matters.

  When we read a picture of the MC is built into our heads. Now the trick in writing is getting yourself to understand your character and sometimes deciding how he looks can help because it makes you ask fundamental questions about both your character and story.   In what time frame does your story …

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Working in layers

In art you get shadows and light. In writing it's a bit more complicated.   You have dozens of elements in writing that needs to be well layered. By layered I mean that you need to decide how something is seen when looking from afar and deciding what it is when coming closer. It feels …

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