Writing Tips

Three Types of Meaningful Character Quirks

I will be very honest. When I create a new character, I leave figuring out the quirks for last-- and I used to skip that very important aspect of my characters. I had always found quirks to be the shallow uninteresting part about creating characters. First, I would address a character's deep goal to rescue his family… Continue reading Three Types of Meaningful Character Quirks

Short Stories and Other Narratives, Writing Tips

How I Outline my Characters

Some writers make character outlines before they start their novel, and others make them between the first draft and the editing process. But most writers will agree that outlines are needed to flesh out characters and keep the small details consistent. How else are we supposed to remember that John loves chocolate and Peter can't stand… Continue reading How I Outline my Characters