How to create strong character voices

When creating characters we already know we need to make them memorable, interesting, diverse and avoid those nasty stereotypes.

However, we also need to consider how we create the characters’ voices.  We may use words to bring them to life, but those words need to sing with their own unique voices.

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How to avoid Female Stereotypes in your novel

So this article has been bumping around in my head for a while.  Probably because I’ve read books/seen movies that left me cringing at the stereotypes/clichés that popped their heads up.

Characters should be likeable and relatable (unless their purpose is to be the opposite) so throwing in stereotypes that can frustrate, annoy or offend is not helping to encourage people to read your work.

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How to make realistic memorable characters

Characters are the life breath of your novel so you need to create strong, realistic, memorable characters.  You want your readers to connect with them, to cheer for them, to grieve with them…to do that, you need to make realistic, memorable characters.

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In my ‘What you need to think about for awesome descriptions‘ I did mention characters briefly.  However, are some things to consider when creating characters.

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