character development

  • Three Levels of Characters for Your Novel

    One helpful way to organize your characters in your notes/plot is by level. The three common ‘levels’ of characters are primary, secondary, and tertiary characters. These aren’t titles you’ll prescribe to them in your story, but it can make your plotting and story development a little smoother behind-the-scenes. Three Levels of Characters Before we dig…

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  • Creating Interesting Characters in Fiction

    Creating a new character(s) can be daunting. After all, the best stories feature engaging characters. They’re a crucial aspect of your story. Unfortunately, there’s no magic formula for creating characters your readers will love (or love to hate). There are both internal and external factors to consider that will help you create more dynamic characters…

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