YOUR STORY'S PERSONALITY *** Post 3
Dialogue and action are what drive a story forward. Tension and conflict are what create reader interest. Characters imbued with human traits and frailties are the lifeblood of your stories.
DEMONSTRATE what your characters think, feel and do in their dialogue and actions. Stories that demonstrate communicate better than stories that simply tell. Immerse your reader into your character's mindset and your story will soar. Dig deeper into your character's personality, quirks and backstory. Example: Instead of saying "He was angry", you might say: "His clenched fists, gritting teeth, and narrowed, expressionless eyes betrayed a darker side Antoinette had not seen before".