Write Better, Right Now #5

To kick our month of characterization off, I thought it'd be helpful to do our first topic on indirect and direct characterization—a common but often overlooked aspect of creating a character on the page. Many authors I work with rely on direct characterization to craft their characters on the page while leaving indirect characterization on the shelf.

Write Better, Right Now #3

Small tweaks pinpointing body functions and reactions to events can make a line or moment go from being boring to pulling the reader into what the character is feeling. Body language is another aspect of your characters that gives your story a hint of truth, honesty, and authorial control.