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Three Reasons You Should Kill a Main Character

Three Reasons You Should Kill a Main Character

Have you ever finished reading a story and your response was meh? You didn’t hate it or love it—the story just existed. Have you ever read a story that was exactly what you expected after skimming the back cover? I have. I don’t reread those stories. When people sit down to read a book, they’re eager to be taken on a journey.

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Developing Unexpected Comic Relief Characters

Comic relief characters have become a byword for flat characters in many creative communities. They’re quickly spotted and scorned by editors and other critics. For the most part, comic relief characters deserve that treatment. They’re often two-dimensional, predictable, unimportant to the plot, and useless overall.

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Three Unique Ways Poetry Affects Us

I have a couple confessions to make. First, I am biased toward poetry, not because I believe it is inherently better than other art forms (like novel writing), but because poetry is largely misunderstood. People interrogate poetry to gauge its worth, asking questions such as, what is the point, why are we reading this, and why do people even write this?

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