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7 tips on how to write better narrative fiction

Hi there, dear Inkspired community. Today we are exploring 7 great tips that will help us write better stories by designing consistent characters.

1.- Understanding your story's purpose: Before you start writing a narrative fiction, it's crucial to know what you want to achieve with your story. Having a clear goal will help you make choices that are in line with your story's purpose, and your characters should reflect that goal.

2.- Character development: To write better characters, start by giving them depth and complexity. Avoid one-dimensional characters, and instead create multi-layered individuals who have their own motivations, desires, and flaws.

3.- Character arcs: Character arcs are the journeys that your characters go through in your story. These arcs should be linked to your story's purpose, and help the characters grow and change over the course of the story.

4.- Show, don't tell: When writing narrative fiction, it's important to show the reader what's happening, instead of telling them. This can be achieved through vivid descriptions and dialogue that reveal your characters' thoughts, feelings, and motivations.

5.- Dialogue: Dialogue is an excellent way to reveal character and advance your story. Make sure your characters each have their own unique voice and use dialogue to reveal their personalities, motivations, and relationships with other characters.

6.- World building: A well-designed setting can help bring your characters and story to life. Think about the world your characters inhabit, and how it affects their actions, motivations, and desires. Inkspired has a fantastic tool for this called Inkspired Universes. You can use it to design the holistic world of your story and add very-well-detailed characters, events, places to it using its Smart Glossaries.

7.- Revisions: Finally, it's essential to revise your work and refine your characters and story. Ask for feedback from beta readers, and be willing to make changes to make your story the best it can be.

In conclusion, writing better narrative fiction and designing better characters takes time, effort, and practice. However, by understanding your story's purpose, developing well-rounded characters, using vivid descriptions and dialogue, and revising your work, you can create engaging, memorable stories that your readers will love.

Feb. 2, 2023, 10:14 a.m. 0 Report Embed 9

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