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Grace Benham



I’m not sure what type of grandma you’re going for, but I was thinking if you wanted to make her unusual you could just take whatever stereotype you feel like you keep leaning towards and flip it so she’s the exact opposite, if that makes sense.  Also, something else that I’ve found to be super helpful for my characters is using real life people, since they tend to be more realistic!XD So if you have a grandma, or know someone else’s grandma, or just know another elderly lady, you can take their personality and kind of mash it into the character.  Since real people aren’t usually stereotypical, it helps you avoid the clichés.

Anyway, hope that helps at least a little!

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