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Character Traits: First Steps to Authentic Voices in Your Story

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Character traits are used to describe how characters act in a given situation and illustrate the type of person they are for your reader. Writing characters with a strong, well-defined set of traits will catapult them off the page and into your reader’s minds and hearts. In fact, these personality elements are so critical that I usually begin development of

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Why Character Development is Your Superpower

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You may be surprised to know that you were born with a superpower: character development. I can see you rolling your eyes already — stop it! Creating characters is something so easy, so natural, that you may have forgotten your knack for it. So, let me clue you in to how to reawaken that sleeping power

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Using These Every Week Can Increase Your Writing Productivity

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Is your writing productivity the pits? Are you working on a writing project you feel is never going to get finished? If it’s possible to rule a situation like this, then call me Queenie. I have a fantasy novel that I’ve been working on for, let’s see. . . over twenty five years. That’s not a

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