First, there were villains, now there are heroes. From cardboard cut-out to superhero in 10 steps. Are you fed up of one-dimensional heroes? frustrated with creating clones? does your protagonist fail to capture your reader’s heart?In 10 Steps To Hero, you’ll discover: + How to develop a killer character arc+ A step-by-step guide to creating your hero from initial concept to final page+ Why the web of story connectivity is essential to crafting a hero that will hook readers+ The four major pitfalls to avoid as well as the tropes your story needsFinally, there is a comprehensive writing guide to help you create your perfect protagonist.
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This resource will help you to:+ develop a killer character arc+ Weave your web of story connectivity seamlessly through your book+ Design page turning tension and conflict+ Build market knowledge to help you create a hero that sellsCraft your characters through easy-to-digest exercises that empower you to master your heroes.
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