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Character Creation Ideas

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Character sketching ideas copyright L. N. Holmes/LeeAnn Adams

How do you create dynamic characters? There are many theories out there and I’ve found a great deal of them to be useful. The main thing is to remember that if your characters are perfect — they’re also most likely dull and not relatable. To prevent that from happening, I’ve provided links to a few tools you can use to create characters that grab people’s attention.

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A Handful of Interesting Book-ish Contests

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Fans are the lifeblood of an author’s career. As a writer, I can honestly say that I am grateful for every single fan that supports me and/or other authors. So as an act of appreciation, here are a few contests specifically for fans and book lovers. Please remember to do your own research before submitting personal information to any contest, sweepstakes, giveaway, etc.

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The Monday Post: Links for Writers and Readers

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I am beginning a series (inspired by Electric Literature) where I post important links for writers and readers on Mondays. They may be old links or new links, but they’ll be ones that I find the most interesting or helpful. If there are any particular topics you’d like to read about, please feel free to suggest them in a comment on this post.

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