Character Development Exercise
This exercise has been designed to help you see your main characters in a different light, giving you a deeper understanding of who they are, what drives them and how they would react in certain situations.
Author: Sandy Vaile
Previously published on the Writers In The Storm blog, August 2022.
One of the fastest ways to alienate readers is to get your facts wrong, which can feel like an overwhelming responsibility when writing a story. But how far would you go to bring authenticity and interesting elements into your story?
Do You Need to Research for all Fiction Stories?
If you’re writing anything longer than a short story, you are bound to need to do some research.
I’m going to demonstrate how research can benefit all stories, and then we’ll peek over the shoulders of a few authors to discover the lengths they’ve gone to, in the name of fiction research.
Empowering modern fiction authors to confidently write novels worthy of publication