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3 Mistakes To Avoid with Your Side Characters – by Sach Black…

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On Writers Helping Writers:

Everybody loves their heroes, some people even love their villains. But it’s a rare author that actively loves and spends equal time on their side characters.

Sure, some of them are fun to write, but they’re not who the story is about, which is why so many of them are simply slapped on and ill-thought out.

Today, I’m going to help you combat that by giving you three mistakes to avoid when creating your side characters.

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3 Mixed-Up Writing Goofs You Might Be Making – By Aly Brown…

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on Fiction University:

Using the wrong word in our writing is not only embarrassing, but can hurt our novel’s chances at success.

As the editor of a newspaper, I come across common writing mistakes in my day-to-day work. I’m not talking about the improper use of they’re, their and there. I’m talking about some under-the-radar mistakes that many people make — even some of my seasoned reporters and the professionals who write press releases. Mistakes like writing “for all intensive purposes” when it should be “for all intents and purposes.”

After mocking a colleague for one such mistake, I created a doodle of a chicken to help him understand the difference between lay and lie (and all of its messy present/past/past participle BS). Pretty soon, my desk was full of chicken doodles and a sign that read “Please refer to the chicken for all your grammar needs.”

With that, dear…

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