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mine writing fictional characters writing tips writing tip
mine writing fictional characters writing tips writing tip mine writing fictional characters writing tips writing tip
mine writing fictional characters writing tips writing tip mine writing fictional characters writing tips writing tip
mine writing fictional characters writing tips writing tip mine writing fictional characters writing tips writing tip mine writing fictional characters writing tips writing tip

I made a slideshow about how to create a fictional character… I got most of the information from the ‘start writing fiction’ (free) course on the OpenUniversity website and found it incredibly useful so here’s a visual version for you :)


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My Characters Got Knocked Out - The Annoyingly Convenient Plot Device
Have your characters been knocked out, chloroformed, or gone into some state of unconsciousness in your novel?  Well, isn’t that convenient, interesting, exciting?! Eh… I don’t know. I never say don’t do something because there’s always a case where it actually works,...
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writing tip #596:
struggling to kill off your favourite character? just imagine your future fans’ shocked faces as they read their final actions and laugh manically like the sadist you are
writing tip #700:
your characters are like geodes if you want to see what they’re really made of you must break them
writing tip #824:
killing characters off, while entertaining and perfect for emotionally devastating your readers, has become somewhat of a cliché. be more original without losing any of the heartbreak by having your characters all dead at the beginning, and one by one coming back to life as the story progresses, to ...
writing tip #750:
never, ever use the e-word in your writing. does your character have green e***? no. they have verdant orbs,  leafy pools, bright emerald fields resting on their face
WRITING TIP NO. 235577
female characters should be like the heads of the dreaded hydra. if you take one away, seven more must come back in her place.
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Get Your Background Characters In Line: How to Straighten Up All of Your Characters
Okay. So, when you are flipping through your novel… more likely scrolling, you might notice a couple awkward side characters. While they didn’t seem that bad while you were writing, you suddenly realize that a lot of them just seem like major creeps. It’s okay. That can be fixed!...
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Writing Characters That Make Your Story Come Alive
Writing characters is tough. Writing the right character for your story is even tougher. Here’s a few quick tips to kick your characters into high gear: Don’t plan too much. Sure, it’s great if you know your character’s favorite color, but over-planning in my case has always lead to failing characte...
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How to Get Back to Writing-
Now this is straight from experience. If you haven’t written anything in a little while it is hard to get back in the swing of things. Everything you write feels a bit contrived, a bit desperate, but you know what, that’s okay. I had to take a few weeks off while traveling and when you go from writi...