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Character 101

Enneagram Primer

Science of a Good Character.

Simple Motivation--What Would YOU Do?

Define What's Missing.

Is Your Character an Adult or Child (not age)?

Creating Adult and Child Characters for Juvenile and Adult Fiction

Beginning to Understand Great Dialogue

Fluffing up a Boring Secondary Character

Give Every Character a Theme

What Exactly is a Character Arc?

Finding the Perfect Tragic Past

Does Your Fictional or Non-fictional Character Come to Life?

To Write Excellent Children's Stories, Your Characters Must Evolve

How To Write Great Dialogue For A Screenplay

Do You Know Who Your Characters Are?

The Unsympathetic Protagonist

What On Earth Is Going On In Their Head?

Writing the Narcissist

Writing the Psychopath

How to Plot a Story

How to Make Your Characters Come to Life

Show, Don't Tell -- What Does This Writing Rule Mean?

How to Write Great Beginnings

Creating a comic book character's identity

Bad Fiction Writing: Three Things Readers Hate

Breathe Life Into Your Fictional People

Make Your Characters Come to Life Through Dialogue

Character Transformation in Fiction

The Spine Of A Screenplay

How to Make Any Script an Instant Contender!

The Inciting Incident and Plot Point I: Understand the Difference

All Drama is Conflict

Creating Characters Based on Real Life: Using Family Members, Friends and Enemies

Does Your Novel Have a Heartbeat?

How To Write a Good Novel: Give It a Powerful Crisis


Relating Character to Story.

Plotting: Doing the Hard Work First

Does Your Story Have Conflict?

Keeping Your Reader Turning the Page


Mastering the Art of Script Writing

Creative Writing Prompts

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