Some tips on writing about physical pain...

I've been shot in the butt point blank with a NERF dart. Hurts a lot more than you think. Thanks, BROTHER. >: How to write pain.

Are your characters forgettable? Tips to turn that around and make them memorable. |  DarcyPattison.com

Why People Forget Your Character - And How to Prevent It

How to Write a Character Who is Nothing Like You

How to Write a Character Who is Nothing Like You

Sometimes your story is going to require not just one, but multiple antagonists. When that happens, how do you juggle them all? Here are three ways.

How to Write Multiple Antagonists (What I Learned Writing Storming

How to Write Multiple Antagonists (What I Learned Writing Storming) - Helping Writers Become Authors

Five Signs Your Character Is Fully Developed - The internet abounds with exercises to help storytellers develop their characters. Creators are told to write character back stories, establish motivations, and create inner fears and desires. These steps are all helpful, but none of them are irreplaceable. There are many paths to a finished character, and the shortest one will be different for every storyteller...

Five Signs Your Character Is Fully Developed

'After realizing his purpose, Jack is able to repair his magical staff.' -- Link to article about fully developed characters.

Nuts and Bolts:  eliminate your “Thought” Verbs. Omg...simple and brilliant

In this first of a series of new craft essays, Chuck Palahniuk displays a method for helping your characters cope against dramatic situations. He also delves into the language of singing, mantras and

The internet abounds with exercises to help storytellers develop their characters. These steps are all helpful, but none of them are irreplaceable. What's important is the end result. But what does that endpoint look like? ...

Five Signs Your Character Is Fully Developed

Seven Ways to Make Your Story More Powerful - An important part of revising any story is looking at each event and asking yourself how it can be more effective. If you think any of your conflicts are feeling “blah” or your emotional moments are falling fl

Make Your Character Reactions Twice as Interesting - Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

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Make Your Character Reactions Twice as Interesting - Helping Writers Become Authors. "Without convincing and consistent character reactions to every single important event, the causal realism of your story falls apart.

how to write dynamic characters

The Secret to Writing Dynamic Characters: It's Always Their Fault

The Secret to Writing Dynamic Characters: It's Always Their Fault - Helping Writers Become Authors

9 steps to writing dialogue with rich subtext:  This will be fun to use with my NaNoWriMo kids next year!

Subtext makes for rich dialogue - here are 9 easy steps to help you write it

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