5 Moral Dilemmas That Make Characters (& Stories) Better

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“5 Moral Dilemmas That Make Characters (& Stories) Better” by Steven James | 1st September, 2016 | “The Writer’s Dig” | Writer’s Digest.

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Readers can’t resist turning pages when characters are facing tough choices. Use these 5 keys to weave moral dilemmas into your stories—and watch your fiction climb to new heights.

Key #1: Give Your Character Dueling Desires.
Key #2: Put Your Character’s Convictions to the Test.
Key #3: Force Your Character Into a Corner.
Key #4: Let the Dilemmas Grow From the Genre.
Key #5: Look for the Third Way.

 

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