2015 is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to start making New Year’s Resolutions. But what resolutions would your characters make? Most people pick the standard things like losing weight and exercising more, but dig deeper: if your characters could change something about themselves, what would they alter? Knowing what your characters dislike in themselves is important to understanding them — and those feelings will affect their interactions with others.

This week, I invite you to choose a piece of your writing and analyze how your characters feel about themselves; identify what their resolutions for the future would be.

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