In the second edition of NovelTeens, author Dave Rudden talks about how to create a compelling antagonist for your story. What is it that makes a villain really stand out? And how do they put pressure on your story’s heroes?Let's Go
NovelTeens #1: How to Make Characters with Dave Rudden
The series kicks off with a bitesize masterclass from Dave Rudden. Author of Knights of the Borrowed Dark series, Dave shows us how to create a compelling main character.
Dave’s number one rule: a main character can not be boring. What do they want? What do they fear? What is their flaw? Heroes aren’t perfect after all!
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Writer Anna Carey tells us how dialogue can help bring a story to life and gives us some key tips for creating realistic characters in her NovelTeens mini masterclass. How do you write believable dialogue?Let's Go
In this #NovelTeens mini masterclass, Anna Carey explains that humour doesn’t mean you’re not taking a subject seriously: it can actually be a way of exploring solemn subjects in your writing!Let's Go