The Realistic Teenage Character, Starring Regina Brooks’s Writing Great Books for Young Adults

I skimmed the book and could hardly recall what it was about before I picked it up again to write this article, so I don’t remember whether I noticed this particular section the first time, but the book’s introduction talks a lot about making your books contain realistic teenagers.

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A Quick Exploration of Writer Digest’s Creating Characters

Unfortunately, I have not succeeded in writing a book yet – which is not the fault of this guide – but my time spent hunting through Creating Characters has left some impressions on me. Here are some sections – and the authors that wrote them – that helped me, or were at least memorable for whatever reason.

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