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When does a character’s voice come to life for you? And if you’re struggling to find a
character’s voice, what strategies might you use to illuminate it?
We’re in season four of the podcast, Behind the Scenes of a Full-Novel Revision, in
which I’m discussing a full-novel revision with Alex Doherty. In today’s episode, we’re
considering how Alex might build on the connection his readers feel with his characters.
He wants readers to be in the know about what’s going on, while also keeping up the
pace and excitement of the plot.
This season offers tools and questions to support you in a full novel revision. The goal is
that you’ll enhance your own desired effect while strengthening your unique writerly



A huge thank you to Alex Doherty, who records and edits Creative Lift.

The feedback approach we’ve used in this season references Design Thinking tools and
mindsets. If you’d like to explore further how to apply Design Thinking to your writing
process, check out our Skillshare course, Design Thinking for Writers: Create a
Compelling Character at this link.


Design Thinking for Writers: Create a Compelling Character

Find Naomi on Instagram: @naomikinsman

Find Alex on Instagram: @ag.doherty


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