Category Archives: Characters

The Surprising Secret of Developing Characters

“It’s character pain that engages readers, that makes them turn the pages. The suffering, the action, the pain.” Continue reading

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Personal Traits and Deepening Characters

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group July question: What personal traits have you written into your character(s)? Personal Traits & Deepening Characters Currently writing a romance series of seven novellas, I’m starting the first draft of the fourth novella, Buried Hearts. … Continue reading

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If My Characters Feel So Real, How Can They Be Imaginary?

My life as a writer has provided me many meetings—some fun and some strange. Fun meetings involve other writers, some best-selling authors, new authors, and many writes in between. Many have become friends. Other fun meetings involve readers. Their enthusiasm … Continue reading

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