How to Write Great Characters

How to Write Great Characters

Character development is all about drawing readers' attention to the right details at the right time—and that's only the beginning! In this article, author Kyle Massa explains how voice, physical description, and backstory can bring your characters to life.

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5 Creative Ways To Craft Compelling Characters

5 Creative Ways To Craft Compelling Characters

If you're tired of generic character inventories and you need fresh ideas to create realistic, compelling characters, try these five writing exercises.

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How to Plan Your Thriller Novel: Templates, Top Tips and More

How to Plan Your Thriller Novel: Templates, Top Tips and More

How to plan a thriller novel with exciting characters and tight suspense to keep your reader on the edge of their seat.

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Create Crime Characters to Thrill Your Readers

Create Crime Characters to Thrill Your Readers

Introduction to creating characters for crime fiction. Best approaches for the character tropes to engage readers in your story.

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Crime Novel Ideas

Crime Novel Ideas

Ideas for creating a unique crime novel come from asking who, what, and why questions. This list will help spark your imagination.

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What Is a Plot Hole?

What Is a Plot Hole?

How to recognize plot holes in your novel and top tips for fixing them. Master these skills to give your reader an immersive experience.

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ProWritingAid Presents: Fantasy Writer's Week

ProWritingAid Presents: Fantasy Writer's Week

Want to start writing fantasy? Wondering what the main elements of a great fantasy novel are and how to use them? We've got you covered. ProWritingAid are incredibly excited to announce Fantasy Writer's Week, a week-long series of events all geared towards fantasy writers and world-builders.

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How to Write Believable Fantasy Characters

How to Write Believable Fantasy Characters

Even if your fantasy character has magical powers and pointy ears, readers want to believe your character is real. Here are the four things you need to know to craft realistic, relatable fantasy characters.

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Fantasy Writer's Week Replays

Fantasy Writer's Week Replays

Find all the session replays for Fantasy Writer's week here.

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How to Write from a Child’s Perspective

How to Write from a Child’s Perspective

Capturing the voice of a child is challenging in fiction writing. Use these simple tips and techniques to help you write convincingly from a child's perspective.

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Why is Homer Simpson So Memorable?

Why is Homer Simpson So Memorable?

Homer Simpson has only one focus in this world: himself. He has some pretty unlikable characteristics, I'm sure everyone can agree. Why do we love to hate Homer and hate to love him so much? Because he's a well-done anti-hero, that's why.

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Master the First Ten Pages of Your Script

Master the First Ten Pages of Your Script

How to introduce your unique and universal story in the first ten pages of your script to make readers – and film producers – care.

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How to Write Believable Fictional Characters

How to Write Believable Fictional Characters

Do your characters feel flat? Here's how to develop traits to create three-dimensional characters that come to life in your novel.

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How to Strengthen Your Story Idea

How to Strengthen Your Story Idea

How to go from story idea to a well-formed novel concept. Begin writing your novel today with the right planning process.

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How to Create Compelling Fictional Cultures in Your Novel

How to Create Compelling Fictional Cultures in Your Novel

Have you ever noticed that many fantasy and sci-fi cultures all sound pretty much the same? Don't make the same mistake. Here's what you need to know about crafting compelling and diverse fictional cultures.

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