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How Genetics Can Move Your Story Forward

 Feb 28, 2017

What do genetics have to do with writing fiction? Everything.

The debate of Nature versus Nurture will likely rage on until the end of time, but the fact remains that many of our traits are down to simple genetics. Hair and eye color are just some of these traits that you have to keep in mind when creating a character. Here's how to get your genetics right.

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Exercises for Fleshing Out Interesting Characters

 May 2, 2017

Characters are the most essential part of any story. The more interesting the characters, the more compelling the story will be.

This isn’t always easy to do. We tend to default to making characters like ourselves, or variations on the same themes. From time to time, we all need something to send our minds in new directions.

Here are some exercises designed to do just that.

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Breathing Life into Your Characters

 Nov 29, 2016

Good characters are real. They’re made from flesh, blood, and ink. They've got families and histories, likes and dislikes. Even the girl behind the register who only says two lines in chapter seven might have a quirky turn of phrase.

If you’re looking to write good characters, you need to get under their skin first. Here's a few tricks to help you do just that.

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The Key to Writing Fresh Fiction

 Mar 7, 2017

With so many brilliant works already out there, staying fresh is more and more of a challenge for writers. But people constantly look for new twists and flavors in their reading material, and woe betide the writer who doesn’t deliver.

Sounds intimidating? You bet. But good writers manage to captivate their audience time and again with fresh ideas and details. The following principle will help you boost your originality, too.

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