July 22nd, 2020

Creating Memorable Animal Characters

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Ellen Buikema | Writing Craft

By Ellen Buikema

Animal characters are created in all genres, either in cartoon-like or realistic forms. They may be walking, talking substitutes for human characters, or reality-based beings that may or may not be augmented with special abilities. No matter how you incorporate an animal into your story, they should be a memorable character.… Read the post

June 19th, 2015

How Judgmental Are Your Characters?

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Janice Hardy | Writing Craft

Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

Scales of Justice

In real life, being judgmental might cause a few problems, but in fiction, it's something every character should aspire to. How characters--especially the point of view characters--judge the world around them shows readers what that world is like and how it works (and even non-genre writers need to world build, it's just a little different in the details).… Read the post


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