Habit formation is crucial for writers trying to improve their process. These tips might help you revolutionize your approach to your writing.
It’s acceptable—maybe even preferable—to be a little foggy about your characters’ motivations. Rather than put them through questionnaires and personality assessments, put them into situations which reveal true character.
Digging into Brandon Sanderson’s concept of three-pronged character development. How can you mix and match character attributes of competence, sympathy, and proactivity?
Protagonists need reader identification and allegiance, but that alone doesn’t make them standout characters. A great character needs to evoke a strong emotion within readers. And there are three main qualities that allow such effect.
The defining trait of a protagonist is that the reader identifies with them, and there are two essentials that facilitate that identification.
Weak dialogue portrays exchanges of information that leave the energy of the scene flat. Compelling dialogue does these two things.