How To Survive Writing The Unreliable Narrator #MondayBlogs #AmWriting #Writers

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Not all fictional narrators are trustworthy. Some have other plans about how a story should be told. These untrustworthy fictional souls use manipulations, omissions and mischief to try and misdirect their reader. Last year I wrote a draft with an unreliable narrator and I had so much literary fun. However, I came to realise that working […]

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How To Handle Recycled Characters #AmWriting #Writing

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You’re busy writing your draft romance novel. Things were going well…until you started getting a nagging thought; there is something very familiar about your new fictional character. You can’t put your finger on it. Why does it feel like you have met them before in another life? The hairs on your neck stand upright and […]

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How To Handle Writing the Dull Character With No Vices #Characters #Writers

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This can be a troubling situation for a writer and worthy of a blog post. I have recently suffered from this literary affliction and it is a tough one to wrestle with, readers. You will have created an amazing fictional character who lights up your creative world. They are like an angel. For some strange […]

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How To Get To Know Your Characters – Take Them Shopping! #SundayBlogShare #Writers

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  Do you want to get to know your fictional characters? Do you feel like you and your characters need to bond? Don’t despair! I have an amazing new trick for writing better characters. It involves two of my favourite pastimes; writing and shopping. As writers we need to create interesting and compelling characters because no […]

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How To Handle Attention Seeking Minor Characters #NaNoWriMo

If you have never rolled your eyes at a minor character, who has ideas above their station, and then found yourself shouting, through your laptop screen, “will you stop being such an attention grabbing minor character!”  – you haven’t lived! Some minor characters are born into your story knowing they are never going to be centre […]

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How To Deal With Whiny Characters #MondayBlogs #Writers #Author

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Have you ever experienced that heart stopping moment when you realise you have a whiny character? Have you created a character who repeatedly complains at length (be it internally or externally) about the problems facing them, and does nothing significant to address their problems? For the record, I would rather tackle a rebellious or unruly character […]

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How to Survive Deleting a Character From Your Story #Writer #AmWriting

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Writing the death of a much-loved character can be demanding and can leave you inconsolable. There is, however, another literary situation which can be just as challenging and it can cast a nasty gloom over your writing day – deleting a character from your story. I am not talking about deleting a random minor character; […]

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