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  1. LilyRavenclaw

    Oct 10, 2019

    If anyone is trying to develop a character two things I do:
    1. write a draft to yourself that wouldn’t necessarily be part of the story, about what the character always carries around with him/her in their pocket. Something that would be essential to him/her personally; for example a “lucky penny”, or a pocket watch from his/her grandfather, that the reader wouldn’t necessarily know about.
    2. Write a list of like twenty things the reader would never know about the character. Maybe things the character liked to do, toys they liked to play with or places the character liked to go when he/she was younger. Maybe their middle name or their favorite movie. These things will help arc the character and will naturally bleed into his/her development in your story.

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      unikyky25

      Oct 10, 2019

      Cool! Good advice!

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  2. IsaiahDurrin

    Oct 10, 2019

    How do you properly flush out ideas? I have some frankly fantastic ideas, but I can’t seem to actually build upon the most basic base idea. Tips?

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  3. sofiapierce3

    Oct 10, 2019

    Ok, my advice is this:
    Don’t try to force your story to be long; it shows, and it draws away the reader. So try to make en-lengthening your story natural. Some topics you can focus on and write a lot about are your characters emotions, your setting, building up your character. Just make sure your info/description doesn’t repeat!
    Also, try adding more interesting events, just don’t overdo it and lose your stories meaning.
    I’m don’t write long stories anymore, but I published 1 book, and remember, if you are very passionate about your topic, you can write on and on and on and on about it! Good Luck!

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    luvbooks4evr

    Oct 10, 2019

    This can be hard, because you have to add words, but you can’t really have unnecessary parts. I think you could try add a scene, like if it’s a romance book, put in a part about the character fantasising about their love interest. Or if it’s a mystery, put in an area with an extra clue or something.

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    unikyky25

    Oct 10, 2019

    Awesome, thanks!

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  6. sofiapierce3

    Oct 10, 2019

    Just was wondering, are you planning on publishing a book? (You don’t have to answer this if you don’t want to)

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    unikyky25

    Oct 10, 2019

    I want to, but I don’t know if I can!!! 😀
    I’m about 1/3 of the way through a story I want to get published, but I only have around 3000-4000 words…

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  8. sofiapierce3

    Oct 10, 2019

    Cool

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    unikyky25

    Oct 10, 2019

    Thanks guys!

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