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How to Make a Character You'll Char About

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Kurt Vonnegut said that every character in your story must have a desire, "Even if it is only for a glass of water." When I read stories submitted to the literary magazine I edit, or when I read student work for the creative writing classes I teach, the most common character mistake is that there is a total lack of desire. (Read more »)

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