A Writer’s Guide to Speech Patterns

So the other day I was talking to someone, and they mentioned how they struggle to write characters with different speech patterns. No matter how hard they try, every character they write sounds the same. This is a pretty common problem, so here I am to talk about it! I always like to start these … Continue reading A Writer’s Guide to Speech Patterns

A Writer’s Guide to Background Characters

It’s easy to rely on stock personalities for background characters. They're in the background, after all. Who's going to notice that Guard #5 is the same guard from every other piece of media ever? But if you throw in at least one personality trait that contrasts with what readers expect, you can bring these bit-part … Continue reading A Writer’s Guide to Background Characters