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How to Create Memorable Characters Using Hooks

Do you ever have trouble making each of your characters unique?

Have you ever wondered how to write a large cast of characters in a way where each character stands out from the others?

In today's post, I'm going to show you my favorite strategies for crafting memorable characters. Specifically,...

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How to Handle Character Backstory in Your Novel

Backstory is a great tool for developing relatable, realistic, and well-rounded characters for your novel. It also helps you shape three-dimensional worlds for your characters to inhabit and explore.

But, writing backstory for a character, or for a world—and weaving it into...

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How to Write Better Romantic Chemistry and Tension

If you’re writing a romance novel or a story with a romantic subplot, then you know that the romantic chemistry and tension between your two main characters can either make or break your story.

So, how do you create romantic chemistry between two characters in a way that’s authentic...

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10 Tips for Writing Better Love Triangles

Fans of romance appreciate a well-written love triangle. And it’s no secret that certain love triangles have shaped some of the most enjoyable stories in all of literature. They are wonderful plot devices and can have beautiful, moving results when done effectively.

So, how do you know if...

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5 Questions to Help You Write Better Characters

Have you ever read a story where the main character felt flat or boring? I have.

Don’t get me wrong, creating compelling characters for your story is not an easy task—but it is necessary if you want to write a story that works.

 

Just like in real life, your characters should be...

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