April 7th, 2021

The Roles of Secondary Characters

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Ellen Buikema | Writing Craft

By Ellen Buikema

Secondary characters add depth and interest to the world your main character inhabits, helping to make the tale more memorable. They play a significant role in your story, but aren’t necessarily integral to the plot. These characters may be protagonists or antagonists of their own subplots.… Read the post

August 28th, 2020

Creating a Bible for Characters and Screenwriting

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Ellen Buikema | Writing Craft

By Ellen Buikema

A character bible is a document filled with all you need to know about your characters’ motivations, personalities, physical characteristics, and background story, including family.  Not everything in the character bible will find its way into your manuscript, but the information will be easily available for your reference when needed.… Read the post


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