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Respect your characters, even the ­minor ones. In art, as in life, everyone is the hero of their own particular story; it is worth thinking about what your minor characters’ stories are, even though they may intersect only slightly with your protagonist’s.
Sarah Waters

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The Key Element To Success Many Writers Avoid - Huffington Post Books/Writer's Relief

We all know that success as a writer depends on: 1) writing something worth reading and 2) getting published. (Thanks, Captain Obvious!) But while most writers have no problem understanding and even embracing the time and effort required to accomplish these two goals, there’s a third, essential element of becoming a successful author that many writers shun: self-promotion.

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Apps For Writers On The Go - Web Design Relief

Author Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.” Lucky for us, we live in an age where we can have our reading and writing materials all in one smaller and more convenient place! If you own a smartphone or tablet, you have options when the urge to create strikes while you’re away from your computer or notebook. Check out this list of great apps for writers that you can start using today!

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Quite a few people requested some form of trait/personality generator, and here’s the result!  I wanted to keep it vague enough that the options could work for any universe, be it modern, fantasy, scifi, or anything else, so these are really just the basics. Remember that a character is much more than a list of traits, and this should only be used as a starting point– I tried to include a variety of things, but further development is definitely a must.

Could pair well with the gender and sexuality generator.

To Play: Click and drag each gif, or if that isn’t working/you’re on mobile, just take a screenshot of the whole thing (multiple screenshots may be required if you want more than one trait from each category).

(via writingfrenzies)

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