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Character Development Tricks!
Follow these tips to develop characters for your novel or screenplay, step by step. You’ll begin from scratch with nothing but your overall story idea, then create a “cast” of riveting and compelling players.
How to Create Great Characters!
What makes a character sound structurally, is not what makes them great. Still, no great character was ever structurally flawed. Find out how to balance these two sides to create Great Characters.
Character Arc 101
Characters don’t have to change in order to grow. Often, they will grow in their resolve. But either way, most successful characters vary in their degree of resolve over the course of the story….
Be a Story Weaver - NOT a Story Mechanic!
While structure is certainly important, too many writers make structure their story god. This creates cardboard character in a paint-by-numbers plot. Lear how to avoid this trap!