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Tag: fiction craft

5 Reasons Internal Dialogue is Essential in Fiction (And How to Use It in Your Story)

For a reader to invest their time in our story, they need to care what happens. Internal dialogue is one of the tools at our disposal to make them care because it creates an intimate connection between the reader and the point-of-view character.

Flawed Characters vs. Too Dumb to Live—What's the Difference?

Great stories are filled with characters making bad decisions, and when this is done well, we often don’t really notice it beyond the winding tension in our stomach, the clenching that can only be remedied by pressing forward and seeing if it works out okay.