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Pre-Writing Task #3: Do Your Homework on Your Characters (in 3 Parts) Part 1: Character Backstory Plot and character work hand in hand. You can’t fully understand where your plot needs to go until you understand the characters who will be driving it. Start your exploration of character by investigating your protagonist’s backstory. Remember, however, that a character’s backstory only matters insofar as it affects the main conflict. Ask the following questions: What events in the characte...

Pre-Writing Task #3: Do Your Homework on Your Characters (in 3 Parts) Part 1: Character Backstory Plot and character work hand in hand. You can’t fully understand where your plot needs to go until you understand the characters who will be driving it. Start your exploration of character by investigating your protagonist’s backstory. Remember, however, that a character’s backstory only matters insofar as it affects the main conflict. Ask the following questions: What events in the characte...

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"I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say." - Flannery O'Connor (There are times when this is so true for me. Writing helps me sort organize my thoughts so even I understand them better.