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Characters are the heart of every novel. Every great novel needs a solid framework to help its story come to life, but even if a plot leans into formulaic or predictable twists, a compelling cast of characters will keep readers hooked and wanting more.

The Character Comma is a writing advice blog with an emphasis on crafting, building, and portraying those characters on the page. And, of course, a healthy mix of other resources, tools, and tips to help you on the way!

Character Development Tips

36 Core Values for Building Complex Characters
36 Core Values for Building a Complex Character

FEATURED ARTICLE: They’re the decision-making factors that define us. Add drive and natural tension to your character’s growth arc by honing their core values! Read More >

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