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Part I. Getting started. 25 things you should know about character / by Chuck Wendig
Character concepting / by Joseph Bates
Choose a name wisely / by Nancy Kress
Name-dropping / by Elizabeth Sims
Introducing your character for the first time / by Jeff Gerke.
Part II. Point of view. Whose emotions are we sharing? / by Nancy Kress
What POV communicates about your story / by Alicia Rasley
Dealing with multiple points of view / by Jordan E. Rosenfeld.
Part III. Dialogue. Writing dialogue / by Hallie Ephron
Dialogue that propels the story forward / by Gloria Kempton
Using profanity and other raw talk in your fiction / by Elizabeth Sims
The uhs, ands, and ers of dialogue / by Gloria Kempton.
Part IV. Protagonists. The hero and the common man / by Orson Scott Card
From zero to hero / by Dawn Wilson
How to challenge your protagonist / by Larry Brooks
Relate to readers with a lead character / by James Scott Bell.
Part V. Antagonists. Creating an anti-hero / by Jessica Page Morrell
The three-dimensional villain / by Donald Maass
Amp up your antagonists / by Laura DiSilverio
Sympathy for the Devil / by Jessica Page Morrell.
Part VI. Supporting characters. Developing your supporting cast / by Joseph Bates
The character hierarchy / by Orson Scott Card
Crafting effective supporting characters / by Hallie Ephron.
Part VII. Conflict. A character's emotional thread / by Jordan E. Rosenfeld
Push your characters to the limits / by David Corbett
Character objective and conflict / by Mary Kole
Coping with conflict / by Rachel Ballon.
Part VIII. Motivations & relationships. Motivation and realism / by Cheryl St. John
Showing change in your characters / by Nancy Kress
Romantic relationships / by Victoria Lynn Schmidt.
Part IX. Character arcs. Creating a character arc / by Joseph Bates
The arc within plot
by James Scott Bell
The knot / by Jeff Gerke
The moment of truth / by Jeff Gerke
Revising for strong character / by Jack Smith.
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