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Author Interview: D. Wallace Peach (Part 2 of 2)

I had the pleasure of chatting with D. Wallace Peach, whose books, including the ‘Shattered Sea’ duology, are available to buy now on Amazon. This is part two of that interview.

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Author Interview: D. Wallace Peach (Part 1 of 2)

I had the pleasure of chatting with D. Wallace Peach, whose books, including the ‘Shattered Sea’ duology, are available to buy now on Amazon. This is part one of our interview. Don’t forget to check back next week for part two!

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On Character Traits

Let your reader get to know Dave by experiencing Dave, not simply being told about Dave.

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Author Interview: Sharleen Nelson (part 2 of 2)

I had the pleasure of interviewing Sharleen, whose debut novel The Time Tourists is available to buy on Amazon and other retail outlets. This is the second half of that interview.

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Author Interview: Sharleen Nelson (part 1 of 2)

I had the pleasure of interviewing Sharleen Nelson, whose debut novel The Time Tourists is available to buy on Amazon and other retail outlets. What follows is part one of that interview. Be sure to check back next week for part two!

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30 Character Epiphanies

Well, we have finally come to the end of my impromptu series of lists of motives, goals, conflicts and epiphanies for your character, and so it wouldn’t take a genius to work out that today’s little list is all about epiphanies.

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16 Character Goals

I decided it was probably time for me to knock together a little list of character goals… This list is a lot shorter than my list of motives, mainly because I’ve tried to keep these very general even though goals are usually very specific to the story, but I hope you’ll find it helpful.

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A Protagonist’s Anatomy #4: Surface Details

Surface details are absolutely vital if you want to give your protagonist that perfect finish but they’re not the beating heart of your character. Whenever you’re detailing your characters demographic details or physical appearance remember to keep it relevant.

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A Protagonist’s Anatomy #1: Motive, Goals, Conflict & Epiphany

And so for the first post in the series it seemed only right that I begin with the four things that form the beating heart of any good character: motive, goals, conflict and epiphany.

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Throwback Thursday: 50 Character Motives For Your Story

I’ve listed a few possible character motives in the image below and I would encourage you to play around with different ways of interpreting and applying them.

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