Character Development

5 Exercises to Help You Develop Your Characters 2

WHETHER YOU WRITE MEMOIR OR FICTION, developing your main characters on the page so that they seem like living, breathing beings is just plain hard. Conversely, it’s easy to make them into caricatures instead of characters. And a weak or unbelievable character will jar your reader out of your story’s […]

How to Write Better Dialogue 2

DO YOU STRUGGLE with writing dialogue? If so, you’re not alone. Writing dialogue that feels natural and moves the story forward has always been a challenge for me. For that reason, I’ve had to study dialogue — what makes it good (effective) and what makes it bad (ineffective). – Before […]