Character profiles, personal history, dialogue, and speech patterns. How to make fake people more real to yourself and to your reader. Building a three dimensional person on a page is one of the fundamental skills of a fiction writer. Ignoring the character process does the story and your craft a huge disservice.
Example of a Character Profile Sheet.
I'll take writing related questions the second hour. On the phone or in the chatroom.
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