Harry Potter. Zélie Adebola. Sherlock Holmes. Eleanor Oliphant. Winnie-the-Pooh. What do these characters, all spanning different eras and genres, have in common? They’re some of the most beloved protagonists in literature! Why are these characters so popular with...
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From classic literature to comic books, perceptive readers will notice that even the most unique characters can fit into familiar molds. The characters in short stories, graphic novels, and novels are often based on archetypes—characters who represent a universal...
Every writer eventually falls into a writing or revising rut. Maybe you haven’t written anything in a while and you’re having trouble getting inspired. Or maybe you’ve been revising the same project for ages, but it still doesn’t seem to click. If your writing has...
Even the best story will fall flat without spot-on character development. At Writer’s Relief, we know that good characterization is vital to a short story or novel. But bringing a character to life may sometimes seem complicated—what writing techniques should you use?...
Writers of novels may always feel at odds with screenwriters—how often do we hear “the book was better”? But let’s be honest, the heart of any good movie is the writing: consider such well-written movies as Sideways, Lost In Translation, and, yes, Finding Nemo. At...
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