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When your character is his own worst enemy

When your character is his own worst enemy
Chen Chen 7 days ago
Traditionally, there are four general types of opposition at the heart of a story. While our protagonist might face multiple kinds of opposition, the primary one will usually fall into man vs. man, man vs. nature, man vs. society, or man vs. self (and o...
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The intersection of character transformation and moral dilemma

The intersection of character transformation and moral dilemma
Ekta Ekta 30 September, 2019
The protagonist’s transformational journey is highlighted in countless stories, whether novels, movies, or plays. If you take time to examine some of your favorite stories, you should be able to identify key scenes or moments in which this transformatio...
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The crucial setup scene in your novel

The crucial setup scene in your novel
Chen Chen 23 September, 2019
Way too often writers start their novels in the wrong place. With a scene that does the premise a disservice. The setup is tricky but essential to nail. You have to be concise, succinct, and deliberate regarding what you show and tell about your charac...
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What does it take to be a real writer?

What does it take to be a real writer?
Chen Chen 16 September, 2019
Today’s guest post is by Sara Crawford. Writing has always been my life. I have been writing ever since I was very young. When I was in the first grade, I used to write little plays and have the neighborhood kids perform them on the driveway. (“But, S...
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