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Consider how the world reacts to the character Fundamentally, female characters aren't that different from male ones. The key difference is that women are treated much differently than men are, and as a consequence the way they see the world and how they move through it can become very different from how men do so. (If you don't believe that people treat ...


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This is what I've heard/learned: Read a bunch of different kinds of material. You'll get your creativity stimulated and ideas will stir in your brain. You could also research things, or draw ideas - some other things to get your gears turning. Every idea has been done before. You just have to put your own spin on an idea, or invert a trope to be original. ...


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I say start off by having her try and hide her feelings, but throw little hints about how she truly feels as her mask slowly slips off. From there start showing her inner feelings on the outside over time and have those around her act like she is going insane more so if she lets slip about her last life. It becomes a case of not insane, but everyone comes to ...


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One of the fundamental essences of Luke Skywalker is simple, it's even in the title of his debuting movie: Hope. One of the most iconic shots in the Star Wars saga is when he stands outside looking onward to the 2 suns in the distance with a sense of hope that he will be able to leave the farm and find his destiny amongst the stars. Later when faced with ...


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Well, do you have any female friends you could ask to review your writing? other than the genuine feedback that only a woman could give you, you are hardly the first male writer who is trying to write from a female character's perspective. You could try reading the works of male writers who had done this pretty good and read their books with a writer's hat. ...


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When you steal from one book, it's plagiarism. When yous steal from 10 it's research. I feel like your problem is that your information base is not wide enough. If want to do something Shakespearean, read more Shakespear. It sounds like you are too close to Hamlet, and right now it represents to you all of Shakespear's tragedies. That why everything starts ...


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To portray insanity, my best technique would be from bad experiences. In one of my books, the character witnessed a kind of super natural event. He then tried to show it to the world, and was laughed at. I think that if your character was so fixed on proving he was right, he could come across as insane.


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