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How To Make Minor Characters Matter

Any great story involves a cast of varied characters who each play an integral role. But ‘minor’ characters are an often overlooked element of storytelling. Many prospective writers position secondary characters in the proverbial trunk of the narrative vehicle, merely an afterthought to the key protagonists. Some may believe that if characters aren’t integral to the plot, …

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7 Clever Steps To Hook Your Reader

7 Clever Steps To Hook Your Reader Into Your Narrative

First impressions are crucial to any reader’s decision. First impressions decide whether or not your readers want to be pulled into the world of your narrative. This makes the exposition of any novel or short story particularly important. If your narrative borders on bland, clichéd and uninteresting, readers will soon lose interest. Indeed, it’s upon reading the initial page or …

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