3 Shortcuts to Character-Driven Stories

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By Laurence MacNaughton, @LMacNaughton

Part of The How They Do It Series

JH: Characters drive the plot through their actions, and some drive it more than others. Laurence MacNaughton shares three shortcuts for developing character-driven fiction.

Believe it or not, your characters can offer you a wealth of story ideas. If you’re feeling stuck about what to write next, don’t worry. No matter what genre you write, character-driven stories are always a hit with readers. With a little brainstorming, you can generate endless ideas from any of your main characters. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Dig down deep into your character.

Start by writing down a few important details about your main character. These can be any facts you can think of, as long as they are important enough to have an impact on the story.

We aren’t looking for long paragraphs of exposition, here. Short phrases are fine.

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