A Character By Any Other Name

I love names. I'm fortunate in my day job to come across a lot of names and you wouldn't believe some of the things people call their children! Even before you meet someone or speak to them for the first time, if you know their name you will probably already be imagining who that person …

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The Importance of Being Bad and Having a Reason for it

You might think that your protagonist is the most important character in your novel. True, the story will revolve around the hero or heroine so they are pretty important, but don't forget about your villain. A great bad guy can make or break a story. The cornerstone of a good story is conflict: Think about all …

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