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The Hidden Gems Author Podcast

Episode 98 – Exploring the Nuances of Character-driven Storytelling

Hosted by: Craig Tuch and Roland Hulme with special guest Lynne Golodner

In the heart of every captivating story lies a cast of characters who breathe life into the narrative. To bring them to life, however, it’s essential to understand them not only within the pages but also beyond them. An author has to really dive deep into their backgrounds, motivations, and what really makes them tick.

To help guide us through the art of crafting compelling characters, we’re joined by Lynne Golodner, a seasoned author, writing coach, and marketing entrepreneur. As Lynne explains, characters are all around us, from family and friends to the strangers we encounter daily. There’s no excuse for recycling the same character types in your stories repeatedly. Embracing interesting and distinctive characters paves the way for fresh writing and captivated readers, provided you possess a profound understanding of their motivations and a commitment to preserving their authenticity.

The importance of mastering this skill cannot be overstated because well-crafted characters wield a profound influence not only in fiction but also in non-fiction writing.

Lynne Golodner

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