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Unlikable characters aren't always the kiss of death in fiction. Learn one trick for helping readers sympathize with even difficult protagonists.

Unlikable characters aren't always the kiss of death in fiction. Learn one trick for helping readers sympathize with even difficult protagonists.

Create Structure in Your Fiction Using Index Cards | WritersDigest.com    Author presents a different way to organize plotting by storyline, not just linear by chapter as many show. Could be useful for stuck pantsers who may need to be able see things in a new way to find the problem they need to solve.

Create Structure in Your Fiction Using Index Cards

Sometimes learning how to become a better writer boils down to a few simple tips for better writing. Here, Writer's Digest readers share their favorites.

Children Book authors and avid readers contributed their favorite children’s Books to a list of the, “Top 100 Recommended African-American Children’s Books.”

Children Book authors and avid readers contributed their favorite children’s Books to a list of the, “Top 120 Recommended African-American Children’s Books.

Throne of Glass series book covers, including Empire of Storms!

Throne of Glass series book covers, including Empire of Storms! An idea of what might stay consistent in a book series.

This minimalist, best-of-the-best summer reading guide is just 5 books, because the hardest part is deciding what to read next.

The 5-book summer reading guide

Writer and Proud: The Orphan Protagonist Cliche - Why Is It Still Used?

Writer and Proud: The Orphan Protagonist Cliche - Why Is It Still Used? I hate orphan books.

Celebrate National Women's History Month with these 29 great books.

29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists

Happy National Women’s History Month! 29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists

Main characters can make or break a story’s success. But how do you know if you’ve selected the perfect protagonist? The answer may be simpler than you think!

Main characters can make or break a story’s success. But how do you know if you’ve selected the perfect protagonist? The answer may be simpler than you think!

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This is beautiful. I'm saving this under this board because it places emphasis on finding books with girl protagonists and heroes and coming up short.

I liked my villain so much, I ship him with my protagonist :P

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3 tips to write a strong villain Personality quirks, specific motives, V/A creates obstacles for protagonist to overcome.

As important as it is to create lovable, relatable, fascinating protagonists, it’s every bit as important to create antagonists who can stand in your character’s way, prevent him from reaching his goals, and, as a result, create conflict.

10 Ways to Make Readers Loathe Your Antagonist - Helping Writers Become Authors>>>> traitorous, insane, domineering

12 YA Books Set In Space! via @Epic Reads

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Black Picture Books. When I made the first of these lists back in 2016 I had no idea the places it would go: Libraries schools and families all over the world continue to share it even now and I am humbled by its reception. Ive long threatened to do a sequel to that list so here it is. Same old librarian all new tricks. Same rules apply:  1) Titles that came out within the last ten years (or so). 2) A spread in the gender of the protagonists. 3) Shine light on typically ignored aspects of…

Black Picture Books. When I made the first of these lists back in 2016 I had no idea the places it would go: Libraries schools and families all over the world continue to share it even now and I am humbled by its reception. Ive long threatened to do a sequel to that list so here it is. Same old librarian all new tricks. Same rules apply: 1) Titles that came out within the last ten years (or so). 2) A spread in the gender of the protagonists. 3) Shine light on typically ignored aspects of…

Black Picture Books. When I made the first of these lists back in 2016 I had no idea the places it would go: Libraries schools and families all over the world continue to share it even now and I am humbled by its reception. Ive long threatened to do a sequel to that list so here it is. Same old librarian all new tricks. Same rules apply:  1) Titles that came out within the last ten years (or so). 2) A spread in the gender of the protagonists. 3) Shine light on typically ignored aspects of…

Black Picture Books. When I made the first of these lists back in 2016 I had no idea the places it would go: Libraries schools and families all over the world continue to share it even now and I am humbled by its reception. Ive long threatened to do a sequel to that list so here it is. Same old librarian all new tricks. Same rules apply: 1) Titles that came out within the last ten years (or so). 2) A spread in the gender of the protagonists. 3) Shine light on typically ignored aspects of…

Black Picture Books. When I made the first of these lists back in 2016 I had no idea the places it would go: Libraries schools and families all over the world continue to share it even now and I am humbled by its reception. Ive long threatened to do a sequel to that list so here it is. Same old librarian all new tricks. Same rules apply:  1) Titles that came out within the last ten years (or so). 2) A spread in the gender of the protagonists. 3) Shine light on typically ignored aspects of…

Black Picture Books. When I made the first of these lists back in 2016 I had no idea the places it would go: Libraries schools and families all over the world continue to share it even now and I am humbled by its reception. Ive long threatened to do a sequel to that list so here it is. Same old librarian all new tricks. Same rules apply: 1) Titles that came out within the last ten years (or so). 2) A spread in the gender of the protagonists. 3) Shine light on typically ignored aspects of…