Characters in fiction and real life. Not much difference.

Can a writer create a character without including the writer’s biases? Ask the question a different way: Can a person describe someone they know without including their own biases? In theory it’s possible but in both life and in writing, it's hard because we don't really know anyone except ourselves and others like us. Which …

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How to write first person and stay true to that character?

How to write first-person POV and stay true to that character’s personality without letting your own personality get in the way? You most likely can’t, but don’t worry about it. Think about it. Readers know who wrote a book without being given the author’s name because a writer’s personality comes through in their writing. If …

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