How Health Issues Can Liven Up Your Characters

  •   Apr 13, 2016   •  

Everyone gets sick. Show me a person who never knew illness and I’ll show you someone with a trag...     more »

How Characters Could Get You Blacklisted

  •   Mar 17, 2016   •  

What’s the easiest way to enter a reader’s Hall of Shame?Writing flat, boring, or unconvin...     more »

Creating Rich Conflict, Part I: Internal Conflict

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

We all know a story should be an emotional rollercoaster, or else readers will start skimming or...     more »

How to Bring a Character to Life

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

Characters are the core of any good story. If we care about a person, then we want to know what h...     more »

How to Make the Most of your Minor Characters

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

When you’re writing a novel, you’re going to spend a lot of time fleshing out the main characters...     more »

Characterization DOs and DON’Ts

  •   Mar 1, 2016   •  

You've come up with a round, strong character that will fascinate your readers. But how do the re...     more »