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Chioma Nnani

How to Create Relevant Fiction Characters

My favourite word while character building is ‘Why?’ If I don’t know why a character is acting in a certain way, I can’t sell that character to a reader. Even when it’s a character that I ‘love to hate’, my audience still needs to know where that character is coming from.

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