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How to Make a Character’s Death Heartbreaking (2019 edition)

Though I killed off a lot of characters back then, I wasn’t careless: it was all intentional. Those deaths moved the plot forward, as any character death should, and had been placed strategically. But what were those strategies? How did I kill off characters so meaningfully, it hurt the reader while still advancing the plot? That’s what I’m here to share today!… Read More How to Make a Character’s Death Heartbreaking (2019 edition)

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Even MORE Character Development Points – 20 Fun Questions to Ask Your Characters

It’s incredible how real our characters begin to feel after a while, isn’t it? I created the characters in question eight months ago, at a dining table in Seattle. They’ve changed and grown so much since then, and I feel I know them from the inside out. Inspired by that thought: here are 20 fun questions you can ask your characters.… Read More Even MORE Character Development Points – 20 Fun Questions to Ask Your Characters

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Coffee with your Characters ~ a five-day challenge

Would you recognize your character walking down the street? Most writers would like to say yes.¬†Unfortunately, this isn’t always true. I, personally, would only recognize even my most loved protagonists (although I’m also going over the secondary characters in this post) by their physical appearance – if we were to carry on a conversation, become… Read More Coffee with your Characters ~ a five-day challenge