Category Archives: Paper 2

Creating Different Voices

Create a Variety of Voices How do writers make characters sound different from one another? How can you do it? You know you’re supposed to. Characters shouldn’t sound like their creator but they also shouldn’t sound like each other. Not … Continue reading

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Your Characters and their Motivations

Six Distinctions in Motivating Characters   1. Distinguish between AUTHOR MOTIVATION and CHARACTER MOTIVATION. Ask “Why does this character commit this action?” and write down all your answers.  Are they author reasons (because it’ll help the book) or character reasons … Continue reading

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Psychology of Characters

We all have friends who’ve acted out of character, who’ve done or said something that wasn’t like them at all. When we recognize that someone isn’t acting like himself, we’re saying we know him and how he should behave, how … Continue reading

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