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The 7 Key Traits of Enduring Characters

The 7 Key Traits of Enduring Characters

Have you ever read a book or seen a movie that had such great characters that even now, months or years later, you still think about them? That’s the real magic of storytelling. Being able to write a character that sticks in someone’s heart and mind all their life is incredibly exciting. Of course, what exactly sticks in a character for one person may be different for someone else. But there are a few trends. If you study memorable characters…

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5 Core Features that make up a Dynamic Character

5 Core Features that make up a Dynamic Character

When you encounter a great character, you can usually just feel it in the way they act and behave. They’re realistic and complex and full of personality. They’re their own person, with their own distinct needs and wants and fears and all the things the rest of us humans have to deal with. It’s hard to narrow down a well-written character to a list, but in general there are some things you should include when writing your own characters. Take your time….

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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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