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16 Novel Writing Tips on How to Write Great Characters

By January 16, 2021 February 20th, 2021 No Comments

“You don’t really understand an antagonist until you understand
why he’s a protagonist in his own version of the world.”

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John Rogers

When writing a novel, writing characters who are interesting and who captivate readers can be a real challenge. If you don’t have engaging characters, your story will struggle and you’ll have a difficult time landing an agent and a publisher. That’s why we want to help. In this Twitter roundup, we’ve put together some excellent advice from agents, editors, and writers on how to write great characters and bring your novel to life. 

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Brian Klems

Brian Klems

Brian A. Klems (TheLifeofDad.com) is a writer, husband, perennial fantasy sports underachiever, and father of three lovely little girls. He is Senior Coordinator for Writing Day Workshops and is a proud graduate of the E.W. Scripps journalism school at Ohio University. Brian is also the author of the bestselling parenting humor book, OH BOY, YOU'RE HAVING A GIRL: A DAD'S SURVIVAL GUIDE TO RAISING DAUGHTERS (Adams Media, a division of Simon & Schuster).