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Character development is at the core of writing a compelling novel that readers can’t get enough of. Plot may be the skeleton of a story, but character is what fleshes it out and makes us care about what’s going to happen. This character development category includes character-focused articles that break down the steps to creating complex well-rounded characters that stay in readers’ minds for years after they read your book. From creating a character to deepening their motivations, it’s all right here!

36 Core Values for Building Complex Characters

36 Core Values for Building Complex Characters

Your character’s core values shape their decision-making throughout your novel. They’re the character’s own moral compass, and each character’s core values are specific to them. These are the passions in our hearts–what inspires to fight and argue and never give up. When we follow our core values, we feel peace and rightness.When we stray from them, it’s what keeps us up at night or makes our stomachs churn. That said, it makes sense that we can apply Core Values to…

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