Perfect Characters as Default: Why this is problematic

The number of pitches, synopses or opening lines I’ve seen like this is outstanding: [Your character’s] life was simple, quiet and perfect…until it wasn’t. I’m being dramatic, but perfection as a default is firstly boring, and secondly I want to know where the humanity is, not the godliness. Think about these tips instead: I assume thatContinue reading “Perfect Characters as Default: Why this is problematic”

30 Questions to Ask Your Main Character

How well do you know your main character? So often I see writing that feels like it only lives on the page. Writers only imagine their main character in the situation they’ve put them in, not what their main character would be like if they were real. To get beyond the obvious, try to imagineContinue reading “30 Questions to Ask Your Main Character”