Creating Characters in Layers: Get to Know Them Deep Down for Stronger Stories

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When you first begin to create a character for your story, the “heart” of who they are might come from one of several different places, depending on how you write. Some writers start with the character’s voice, some with their story goal, some with a mental picture, some with the plot and the kind of character who would best take the starring role. After…

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Sherryl Clark

Sherryl Clark

Writer, teacher, editor, book lover — www.sherrylclarkwritingcoach.com is where I offer editing and manuscript development services.