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26 Ways to Write “Instantly Likable” Characters (Part 2)

This is a continuation of last week’s post:

26 Ways to Write Likable, Sympathetic Characters, Part 1.


Before we get back to the list, I want to cover a topic every writer needs to understand:

The Importance of Instantly Sympathetic Characters

Here’s what I imagine “slush piles” look like:

In the back at every publishing organization, there is an unmarked door. No need for a “Keep Out” or “Do Not Disturb” sign, because any hapless creature who walks by is yanked inside, and put to work:

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