This is Salem, one of the most powerful sorcerers in the Dru Jasper series. Whatever you do, don’t make fun of his hat.
Every writer knows that creating interesting characters is one of the toughest parts of the job.
I don’t feel like an expert on characters by any means, but RT Book Reviews said this about my latest book: “MacNaughton has a real gift for developing quirky and crazy characters.”
Nice to hear, but I’ll tell you: it’s not really a gift. Nobody is born knowing how to write great characters. It’s a skill, and like any skill, it can be learned.
Want to know how I do it? I’ve laid out how to create your own characters, step-by-step.
You can read it here on Fiction University.
What elements of writing do you struggle with? Leave me a comment below.
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Writing a book but feeling stuck?
Do you have the sneaking suspicion that your story went off the rails somewhere?
Don’t worry. You can fix practically any story problem just by asking yourself five simple questions.
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Why? Because, hey, Flaming Horse of Doom! That’s why.
If you’ve ever tried to write a book, you’ve probably struggled with plotting.
Plot is more than just what happens in the story. There’s a bigger structure to what happens, and when, and why.
Do it right, and you’ll create a gripping story. But do it wrong, and your story will get nothing but yawns.
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