Category Archive for: ‘Create a Character Clinic’

Creating a Monster

Have you ever created a monster? Have you given something the power to overwhelm you… or more accurately, your characters? …

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Taming Your Manuscript’s Menagerie

Every writer must learn to take charge of the characters in her story and to create interesting and plausible arcs …

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Putting Your Characters To Work

Characters are the heart of every story, and so it is essential for a writer to dig deep into the …

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Avoiding the “infodump”

Anyone who has been writing for a while has heard this cardinal rule: show, don’t tell. At it’s core, it’s …

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Character Development Through Meaningful Obstacles

In police shows, such as Law & Order or Criminal Minds, the main characters deal with cases and obstacles that oftentimes reflect problems …

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So, who’s the mysterious guy in the shadows?

Who brings your story to life? Characters, that’s who. How many books have you read, whose plots you’ve long forgotten, …

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Interviewing Your Character

One of the most interesting things Holly teaches is how to get to know your characters better. The fact is, …

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