Creating Characters

Why Method Writing Makes You A Better Author

Why Method Writing Makes You A Better Author

Actors use method acting to become better at their jobs. Writers can use method writing to become better at theirs. From Method Acting To Method Writing Writers create the characters that actors play. It makes sense therefore to create a character the same way an…
7 Deadly Rules For Creating A Villain

7 Deadly Rules For Creating A Villain

Every story has a villain. There wouldn't be much conflict for your protagonist to overcome if there was no antagonist to stir the pot. Yours might be the evil villain who opposes everything your hero does. They might be the treacherous double-agent from the past, or…
Mary Sues & Why They Make The Best Protagonists 

Mary Sues & Why They Might Make The Best Protagonists

Mary Sues have become a catch-all insult for poorly written characters. People will often accuse a character of being a Mary Sue, especially when they don’t like the book or movie, instead of examining what is actually wrong with the writing. So, let me show…
29 Ways To Write About Happiness

29 Ways To Write About Happiness

One of our most popular posts on Writers Write is 37 Ways To Write About Anger. We thought we would look at interesting ways to write about other emotions this year, including fear and happiness. How do we write about happiness in an authentic way? Happiness…
32 Ways To Write About Fear

32 Ways To Write About Fear

One of our most popular posts on Writers Write is 37 Ways To Write About Anger. We thought we would look at interesting ways to write about other emotions, including happiness and fear. How do we write about fear in an authentic way? Fear is a…
How To Define Your Character's Narrative

How To Define Your Character’s Narrative

To define your character's narrative, you need to discover the WHY. What is a narrative? A narrative is a story.  It is the way in which we present a situation or series of events that reflects a specific point of view, which comes with its own…
9 Useful Character Questionnaires For Writers

9 Useful Character Questionnaires For Writers

Writers want to create characters readers will remember. We want our readers to empathise with them and to be able to think about them as real people - even if the story is set in another dimension. Character questionnaires help writers. We don’t want to…
Why Backstory Should Be The Scar Tissue Of Your Book

Why Backstory Should Be The Scar Tissue Of Your Book

Backstory is necessary. We all come from somewhere. Things have happened to us along the way. However, people would run screaming from us if we unburdened everything to them after our first introduction. If we find people interesting, we will ask them questions about how…
5 Ways To Get Your Characters Back On Track

5 Ways To Get Your Characters Back On Track

Do you feel as if your story is stuck? Is your character feeling unmotivated? Sometimes, it feels as if he or she is deliberately stopping the action. After all, if they are like real people, your characters don't like change. Here are some tips to…
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