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Census Bureau's List of Most Popular Surnames (and other Stats)/ *pins aggressively* narrative writing, character design

They missed my favourite: 75%, realise you haven't actually planned out the climax of the book.  You thought you had, but your note just says "kaboom".  Sigh.

Michelle Griep, an author, has created an infographic called “The Stages of Writing a Book.” The piece showcases the “emotional journey” that a writer undergoes to bring a story into fruition.

My personal favorite: have them die in a necessary danger that was created by the protagonist to eventually bring down the antagonist

Make the book sum up. And then on the last page kill the most lovable character by the main protagonist and the protagonist likes it. How to make a characters death sadder

10 Tips for Giving Your Sidekick Purpose | She's Novel

Does Your Story's Sidekick Serve a Purpose?

When I struggled to identify what made for a meaningful Good vs. Evil theme, I turned to The Dark Knight to deconstruct how Batman delivered his complex brand of ethics.  Now we are going to use what we learned as a framework for analyzing the same theme in Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone, Twilight, and The Hunger Games.

The Case For Blurring the Lines Between Good and Evil

When I struggled to identify what made for a meaningful Good vs. Evil theme, I turned to The Dark Knight to deconstruct how Batman delivered his complex brand of ethics. Now we are going to use what we learned as a framework for analyzing the same theme

Pre-Writing Task #3: Do Your Homework on Your Characters (in 3 Parts) Part 1: Character Backstory  Plot and character work hand in hand. You can’t fully understand where your plot needs to go until you understand the characters who will be driving it. Start your exploration of character by investigating your protagonist’s backstory.  Remember, however, that a character’s backstory only matters insofar as it affects the main conflict.  Ask the following questions:  What events in the…

6 Tasks You’ll Love Yourself for Checking Off Your NaNo Pre-Writing List - Helping Writers Become Authors

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