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Motivating the Antagonist

Think of your favorite show, or book series. More specifically, think about the villain. Think back on every terrible thing they’ve done. Now, ask yourself why they’ve done those things. If your first reaction is to say because they’re evil, or because they’re terrible people, or any reason that can be boiled down to ‘just… Continue reading Motivating the Antagonist

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Using Negative Traits for Arcs

Like real people, characters should have flaws. After all, Nobody is perfect and your characters need to be Somebody. Hence, they need to have flaws and negative traits to help balance out their strengths. Having a negative trait in their character also helps provide conflict and gives you as the writer a place to build… Continue reading Using Negative Traits for Arcs

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Character Development

Characters are a mix of different things. Strengths, flaws and quirks can all combine to make a unique and whole character that readers can connect and engage with. Unfortunately for the writer, getting those mixes to work together isn’t easy. Strengths are easy enough to understand. These are the places your character excels. This isn’t… Continue reading Character Development