Tips For Writing Characters That Connect with Readers

Over at the First Five Frenzy post from last month, I talked about how to help a reader connect to your manuscript in the first five pages. I thought I’d quickly break down some of the previous advice that pertains to character, and then share a few more tips!...

Writing An Introverted Character

Agents and editors want characters that jump off the page… but what if your character prefers to stay home with a book? Juliet, the protagonist of my middle grade mystery Hot Ticket, is clearly an extrovert. She can’t stand that there is a mysterious ticket dispenser...
When I Was In Sixth Grade

When I Was In Sixth Grade

My character, Juliet, is very concerned about changing her sixth grade reputation. And if I was somebody who was known for ruining school dances, vomiting during assemblies and being incapable of completing the school cheer, I’d be concerned about changing my middle...

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