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Mini-Quiz: Developing Fictional Characters

by Ron Kurtus (14 August 2007)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. Why must there be an antagonist in a story?

Otherwise, there is no conflict or real plot

The readers need someone to like

Only few stories have an antagonist

2. Why should a well-developed character have a complex personality?

It allows the writer to make up things as the story progressed

Only the minor characters are complex

That makes it interesting and prevents guessing what will happen next

3. How do you let the readers know about a character?

Usually, there is a chart that states the character's personality traits

One method is revealing thoughts in the dialog

You never want the readers to know, because then they will lose interest

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Fiction Writing. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


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