Monthly Archives: May 2014

Main Characters and “Types” in Your Novel

by Jean Foster Akin Main Characters are the reason readers invest themselves in a story. Main characters have histories that the reader comes to know as the story progresses. Main characters are complex: they might not do the expected thing, … Continue reading

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Contrived Dialogue & Characters and Writing “Real”

by Jean Foster Akin I’ve edited for other writers since the year 2000, and in that time I’ve read stories in every conceivable genre about every imaginable topic. Sometimes I can get caught up in a story, forget I’m reading … Continue reading

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