Creating Characters

Back to Basics: 3 Steps To Character

Back To Basics: 3 Steps To Character

To kick start the new year, we’re getting back to the core basics of fiction writing – plot, character, and setting.  This week, our focus is on character. In Essence In essence, a character is looking for something outside of herself and in that search…
9 Ways To Set Up Believable Fictional Breakups

9 Ways To Set Up Believable Fictional Breakups

Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. If you are writing a book, we've put together a post on how to set up believable fictional breakups. Have you ever watched a film or read a book where the storyteller fails to break up a…
Why Your Characters’ Names Are Your Secret Ingredient

Why Your Characters’ Names Are Your Secret Ingredient

What we name the characters in our stories is important, don’t you think? Why Your Characters’ Names Are Your Secret Ingredient Would James Bond be as iconic if he didn’t have those flat, blunt syllables in his moniker? I don’t think we’d follow his adventures…
3 Things Your Characters Should Not Be Doing

3 Things Your Characters Should Not Be Doing

Writers Write is a resource for writers. If you are writing a novel, we have put together a list of things your characters should not be doing in your book. There are many things a character needs to do in a story, and many more…
Creating Tension In Characters, Plot, And Setting

Creating Tension In Characters, Plot, And Setting

A good plot is sustained by a single thread: tension. You can have conflicts and resolutions across the span of the story, but tension is the rope that joins it from beginning to end. Creating Tension In Characters, Plot, And Setting One way to create…
The 13 Secrets To Great Characters

The 13 Secrets To Great Characters

In a recent article, psychologists claim that the average person has 13 secrets at any given time – five of which they’ve never shared with anyone. It’s an intriguing premise – and it got me thinking. What are the secrets I’ve never shared? Well, I don’t…
5 Things Writers Can Learn From People Watching

5 Things Writers Can Learn From People Watching

Last night, after watching a movie, my friend I went for a coffee and a quick catch up. As we chatted, my eye darted around the coffee shop. I realised how much I missed people watching. It’s a bit of a guilty secret. We’re all…
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