Top 10 Tips on Writing a Properly Flawed Main Character


Creating a compelling main character is essential to any work of fiction, but creating a character that is perfectly good in every way can be a recipe for a dull story. That’s why it’s important to make your main character flawed. By making your main character flawed, you can create tension, conflict, and depth that […]

TUCKER ON Writing Well

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Over 30 years ago, I received my bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Tennessee. Despite the passing of time, I still hold dear two items from my five-year educational journey: my framed diploma and a small book entitled “The Word: An Associated Press Guide to Good News Writing” by Rene J. Cappon. This […]

Richard Anobile, Chronicler of the Marx Brothers, Dies at 76

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Richard Anobile, a prolific creator of film books whose friendly collaboration with the anarchic comedian Groucho Marx on a project called “The Marx Bros. Scrapbook” turned sour when Mr. Marx sued to stop its distribution after reading his unedited quoted remarks in print, died on Feb. 10 in Toronto. He was 76. His wife, Elizabeth […]

5 Changes I’m Making to My Writing Process This Year

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Editor Michael Woodson reflects on past writing ups and downs and lists five changes he’s making to his writing process this year. Our most recent episode of Writer’s Digest Presents was all about measuring success as writers. My colleagues and I sat down for a conversation about how we measure our individual success, what success […]

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