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Beginners: Turn to the dark side

Don’t be afraid to explore edgy characters and situations, urges Adrian Magson

Get the feeling that your characters – even the bad ones – lack a little ‘pull’ for potential readers? Too amiable, perhaps… even bland? Then it’s time to do something about it.

For many writers, guided by the success of others successfully using tried and tested settings and characters, there’s a reluctance to go against the grain. The idea of spending weeks or months creating a world we feel comfortable with is a big commitment; taking a new approach can be like a jump off a high board. But it could be worth it, both for your writing and for your potential readers.

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