J.A. Stinger

Words Can Inspire The World

HELP! MY CHARACTERS ARE ALL TOO SIMILAR! 5 TIPS TO MAKE THEM DISTINCT

 

I've been asked this question twice recently–in a conversation on G+ and by a student at my Guardian masterclass the other week. In both cases, the writers had encouraging feedback from agents, but one crucial criticism: the characters all seemed too similar. And probably this wasn't surprising because of their story scenarios.

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