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Character Development—Ask the What If? Questions

Character Development —Ask the What If? Questions I’m starting a new series, and part of what’s involved is defining the characters. I know something happened to my Main Character (MC) in his past that affects his actions now. But how? Is he arrogant? Deceitful? Ashamed? To find out, I took part in an exercise from…

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The Five Whys #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

The Secret of the Five Whys The secret of the five whys is known to a few writers, but it’s such an awesome way to know your characters and thus make plotting easier, that we had to share. Feel free to pass it on. A long time ago, when I started writing, a friend (hey,…

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Creating a Villain #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

Character Development – Creating a Villain Today’s post looks deep into the skill of creating a villain. Your story contains many elements that are critical: a main character, a plot, settings, etc. One of the most important is the villain or the antagonist. He adds depth and flavor to your story, more so than any…

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