Paige Duke

Paige is an editor by day and writer by night. A shameless book nerd, she loves any well-told story that transports her to faraway worlds or the deepest regions of the human spirit. She's a believer in the astounding power of love, in opening herself up to life's many surprises, and in chocolate as the cure for just about any ailment.

How Shame And Vulnerability Make Your Characters Compelling - A character hiding a baseball bat stands by a broken vase, whistling.

How Shame And Vulnerability Make Your Characters Compelling

Creating potential for connection is one of the most essential aspects of the writer’s job. Whether you’re writing a hero, a villain, or a character somewhere in between, there should be at least one element that allows the reader to connect with that character. Sometimes, this comes easily. Your characters are likeable, and you don’t …

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