Quirk Me Up: making characters surprising

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Pink Heart Society regular, Avril Tremayne, is talking about how to quirk up your characters...

I’ve spent a lot of years writing – a lot of years writing crap, that is.

It’s never been a style issue for me; ever since high school, I’ve been able to string words together quite nicely. And it hasn't been about plot; I've always had a tale to tell and a way to get to the end.

Nope – the one ingredient that made my writing crap, was my cardboard cut-out characters. Which is, of course, the one area that is non-negotiable in the good v. crap stakes.

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